German Boruca mask artist

“I strive to deliver top-quality carvings. I take a lot of pride in my creativity and I try to make new, spectacular designs in my masks. Nature is my true inspiration--there is just so much to it and is so beautiful. The perfect carving environment must be close to nature and have some relaxing music.”

German has taught a few other mask carvers over the years, after learning his skills through his brother in 1998. He proudly works with his fellow carvers in Taller Brún̈crin̈. He hopes to someday improve his workshop, since a lot of his work is completed there. He feels such pride to share this art with others and keep his traditions and culture alive.