Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gerardo Corrales in his workshop -- he emphasizes that he uses only his hands and simple tools to make his art -- no machines. He stays near his home on the road to Bribri town because he says he would rather not compete with the Indonesian imports that are so prevalent in Puerto Viejo and which tourists buy, thinking they are local product. His carving is simply unique -- not completely representational, he uses his imagination to execute the many wonderful images.

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