One of my favorites at Spanish Market every year is the work of Peter Ortega. He carves the most beautiful angels. I also love the his large Bultos like this one carved from an old tree trunk.
Here is a brief description for those of you who have asked about these pieces: These brightly colored sculptures of santos (saints) or other religious figures are carved from the wood of trees that grow in New Mexico: cottonwood, cottonwood roots, aspen and pine. Bultos are used for daily reverence, for general decoration, and as a talisman in churches and private homes.