G097 Friend or Foe by Neftali Rojas Morales and German Morales Delgado Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 12" x 8"

Size: 12" x 8"
SKU: BMH_GMD_2_20181001

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G097 Friend or Foe by Neftali Rojas Morales and German Morales Delgado Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 12" x 8" Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist.

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Description G097 Friend or Foe by Neftali Rojas Morales and German Morales Delgado Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 12" x 8" Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist.
Short Description G097 Friend or Foe by Neftali Rojas Morales and German Morales Delgado Balsa Wood Mask or Totem from Boruca, CR with size 12" x 8"
SKU BMH_GMD_2_20181001
Size 12" x 8"

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!

 

  

German Morales Delgado: Carver

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“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 Brúcri. 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.

To see more about German, visit our blog!