Hidden Creatures by Bernardo Gonzalez Maroto (Hueso); Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask

Size: 17"H x 9"W x 5.25"D
SKU: BMH_BGM_67_17

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Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist. The masks are created through a collaborative effort that includes not only designing, hand carving and painting but also the tree harvesting and preparation by a Borucan tribe in Costa Rica. Artist & Carver: Bernardo Gonzalez Maroto (Hueso) Mask comes signed by the artists. Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask from Boruca, Costa Rica

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Description Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist. The masks are created through a collaborative effort that includes not only designing, hand carving and painting but also the tree harvesting and preparation by a Borucan tribe in Costa Rica. Artist & Carver: Bernardo Gonzalez Maroto (Hueso) Mask comes signed by the artists. Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask from Boruca, Costa Rica
Short Description Hidden Creatures by Bernardo Gonzalez Maroto (Hueso); Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask
SKU BMH_BGM_67_17
Size 17"H x 9"W x 5.25"D

Bernardo Gonzalez: Painter

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“I was one of Don Ismael’s students--and feel very fortunate to have learned from one of the best. I make sure my designs are special and unique, compared to others. I am proud that, with the help from these masks, I was able to pay for my son to attend a special school in San Jose this year. My family is important to me, so I try to spend my free time with them.”  

Bernardo is a prolific artist, who is often in high demand in his village. He sometimes carves his own pieces, but mostly spends his time collaborating with other artists who trade their carving skills for his quality painting. When he’s not working on a mask, he spends his time with his family and working on his studies. One day, he would like to dedicate some time to learning the art of tattooing. 

To learn more about Bernardo, check out this blog!

  

Bernardo Gonzalez: Painter

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“I was one of Don Ismael’s students--and feel very fortunate to have learned from one of the best. I make sure my designs are special and unique, compared to others. I am proud that, with the help from these masks, I was able to pay for my son to attend a special school in San Jose this year. My family is important to me, so I try to spend my free time with them.”  

Bernardo is a prolific artist, who is often in high demand in his village. He sometimes carves his own pieces, but mostly spends his time collaborating with other artists who trade their carving skills for his quality painting. When he’s not working on a mask, he spends his time with his family and working on his studies. One day, he would like to dedicate some time to learning the art of tattooing. 

To learn more about Bernardo, check out this blog!