7x11, h. 21cm
At 87 years old, Francisco is the father of all woodcarvers. He is the one carver that depicts the world around him. He documents a way of life. Francisco sometimes uses wood that has a split or old insect holes. He often uses wood filler to stabilise joints. Figures are nailed through a base and may not join with the base perfectly and not stand upright. These features, along with his carving and painting, are by now essential characteristics of his work.