Giovanni Melchor: Premier Museum Piece – “Chimera of Spring” Grey Fox Available until midnight 1/29/18
$1,300.00 - Collector Price
Available for 24 hours only and then they ship back to Oaxaca. We are very fortunate to have three pieces by Giovanni Melchor that just finished exhibiting at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Michigan as part of an feature on Oaxacan artistry called, “Folk Art from Oaxaca: Eight Artists, Eight Voices” These pieces represent a major evolution in the work of Giovanni and I tip my hat to his creative surreal / magical realism style interpretations. Giovanni Melchor is a talented artist who apprenticed under Jacobo and Maria Angeles. His work is hard to get. Unlike other artists who continue to replicate Jacobo and Maria’s famous designs, we like that Giovanni is using his talent to develop a unique style all his own. His pieces have great drawing designs, fluid painting technique and symmetry.
This piece entitled “Chimera of Spring” is inspired by both the idea of the Nahual – a mesoamerican notion of a human being who has the power to transform either spiritually or physically into an animal form – and Giovanni’s love of fantasy stories that explore themes of eternal youth and the combining of species. Inside the owl form is the face of a young girl emerging that he says reflects on the happiness of flowers. Also a larger single piece carving that is a rarity for him. Very detailed painting with mixed media woodcarving and paper flowers and vines. Very unique.
Size (long x wide x tall): 10 x 6 x 10 in
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