Francisco Santiago Cruz
Two Angels (Red and blue dresses)
12x10, h. 20 cm (taller)
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.