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Marco Oviedo Bronze Sculpture

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Marco Oviedo Bronze Sculpture

  • Bronze Sculpture Mounted On Stone
  • Signed "Marco Oviedo"
  • Limited Edition 3/75
  • Embellished With Turquoise & Coral
  • Each Figure Signed Independently

This fabulous sculpture is by Award winning Chimayo artist Marco Oviedo. Known for creating sculptures in his Northern New Mexico studio since the early 1970's. He has developed a variety of artworks depicting New Mexico religious folk art styles and southwest designs. He's an eighth generation descendant of a family of woodworkers and woodcarvers who originated in Oviedo, the capital of the province of Asturias in Spain. Marco attributes his woodcarving skills to his grandfather and is proud to carry the family tradition forward.He makes traditional wooden saints, but he goes beyond the boundaries of traditition by creating santos in bronze. Marco begins by carving a wooden statue. Then applying the lost wax process, he replicates the carving in bronze. A final patina is produced with special salts to simulate a color that is produced by the natural pigments used in traditional santos. This process preserves the essence of New Mexican polychrome saints and retains the wood grain of their original medium and look of wood. The bronze casting allows Marco to be more creative as an artist because he can use other media such as wax or clay to create the original sculpture. Thus he has liberated himself as an artist by not limiting himself to a single style or medium with which he works. As a result, he produces original compositions based on southwestern traditions and designs, from modernistic to abstract.

Good, No Damage

25" X 15" X 8"