G069 Head Full of Hope by Neftali Rojas Morales and Esteban Morales Lazaro Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 14"

Size: 14"
SKU: BMH_EML_2_20181018

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G069 Head Full of Hope by Neftali Rojas Morales and Esteban Morales Lazaro Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 14" Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist.

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Description G069 Head Full of Hope by Neftali Rojas Morales and Esteban Morales Lazaro Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 14" Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist.
Short Description G069 Head Full of Hope by Neftali Rojas Morales and Esteban Morales Lazaro Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 14"
SKU BMH_EML_2_20181018
Size 14"

Neftali Rojas Morales: Painter

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“Unlike others who started very young, I was older when I started to carve. My first mask turned out so pretty that I fell in love with mask making. Soon after that, I started also painting them and making my own designs.”

Neftali has become an accomplished painter, and the sophistication in this year’s work stands out and has reached a new level! He has been a visiting artist at Selby for eight years, which has offered him extra insight and broadened his artistic horizon. As a child, Neftali loved to paint but had to leave school early to work on his father’s farm. He is the oldest of 11 siblings, and most of them are also artists in this exhibit. In 1998, after seeing the beauty of Francisco’s masks and the opportunity they provided, he began studying mask-making under him. With his masks, he hopes more people will learn about his village, culture, and traditions. 

To see more about Neftali, visit our blog!

 

  

Esteban Morales: Carver

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“As a Borucan artist, I feel something really special as my art flows from my imagination. And I share it with all my heart with those who admire it. I have been carving since I was 16 and was taught by both my brother Omer and our uncle German.”

Esteban enjoys envisioning and designing his own pieces and collaborates with several painters to make them really pop. Thanks to his work for the Selby Garden exhibit, last year he was able to purchase additional land to plant fruit trees and create a garden around his home. He dreams of one day learning how to paint.

 

To see more about Esteban, visit our blog!