Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spanish Market VI: St. Francis

This is the work of Pete Ortega. He is a Santero who carves the most amazing saints and angels. Happy Saturday.

22 comments:

Lúcia said...

Lovely sculpture of the patron saint of animals.
Have a good weekend Randy. ;-)

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful piece Randy.

Eyeliquor said...

cool dude!

Lois said...

The birds are my favorite part of this piece!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i LOVE this! right up my alley!

JM said...

This is great! The birds add so much to the piece.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! I can only imagine how much patience that carving takes.

Lowell said...

We once had a sculpture of St. Francis in our garden. I like this one much better! Beautiful work!

Judy said...

The name is quite familiar to me. I like this one a lot.

Sharon said...

Very nicely done!

Traveling Hawk said...

a very expressive sculpture

Birdman said...

Gotta be St. Francis with his birds.

VP said...

Simple, but very expressive!

Magpie said...

I believe I may have seen one of his pieces in a shop in Wickenburg. Very beautiful, but the price tag reflected that it was a "known" artist. This piece is lovely.

Daniel Casares Román said...

Toda una obra de arte!

Tiago Braga said...

very creative and nice, good photo =)

cieldequimper said...

That's magnificent.

Halcyon said...

I think he wants a hug.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That is beautiful!

parker said...

Wonderful! How I admire those woodcarvers. A labor of conviction and love!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh to be so talented hey Randy.

Kate said...

Is his father THE REAL Ortega??