"I want you to know I will create my best designs for you."
"I was born in Accra on August 4, 1974, but learned my art in Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. I was taught by Mr. Masawudu. Because I had no sponsorship, I decided to learn to craft masks to earn a living. I work with wood, aluminum, copper, calabash and aluminum; my tools are hammers, chisels, nails, white glue, polish and such.
"I like to keep busy and find motivation in educating others about art. In fact, I have taught the craft to others. Although my work has been exhibited in hotels and is prized by my clients, my greatest challenges in life have been financial, and also promoting my art.
"I am married, and we have two children. I feel my works are very unique and beautiful, and this has not changed. My dream is to become known as an artist.
"It's wonderful to work with Novica, and I want you to know I will create my best designs for you."
Emerald petals form a delicate floral motif, their cool allure illuminating black lacquer. Working with mango wood, Nantana Sompamitre creates a mesmerizing box. She carves the desired shape and coats it with lacquer. Once dried it is polished, and another....read more
Scenes from Andean culture appear in low relief on a set of three oval-shaped boxes with lids. Angel Franco pays tribute to his Peruvian ancestors who lived in the shadow of Machu Picchu, a fortress city high in the mountains. He works in bronze and....read more
For Gulam Rasool, soapstone's natural grain evokes an elephant's wrinkled hide. He carves this box by hand in the shape of two elephants, painting more pachyderms on the sides. Silken caps and blankets identify them as the king's own animals.
By Putu Oka Mahendra, this petite box is crowned with Balinese plumeria blossoms. She works in high-fired ceramic to exalt the island's fragrant flora. The design is perfect to hold rings, earrings or small personal treasures.
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