Hand Carved Wood Angel
Hand Carved 8 inch Wood Angel by Santa Fe artist Larry Jacquez
8.5" Wood Carved Angel. This smiling angel has his arms extended as if to greet you. It is iconic Santa Fe style as this handcarved angel is made by local artisan Larry Jacquez in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, made of wood in the USA. Please note that on this particular item, every piece will vary in appearance as they are individually handcrafted and unique in wood grain and color.
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Hand carved angel! 5/5 Stars Review on: February 16, 2019 Review by: Denise
Beautiful simplicity graces my home and gives me comfort. I bought mine at the chapel gift shop. It is my favorite moments from Santa Fe.
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LARRY JACQUEZ was born in a small town in Northern New Mexico in 1968 to Sonny and Sheila Jacquez. When Larry was only 6 years old, he tragically lost his father to cancer. Larry went to school on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation near Dulce, New Mexico, where he learned several varying forms of art skills.
Larry left home at the age of 16 and subsequently met world renowned Artist, David Alvarez, under whom he studied for several years. During this apprenticeship, Larry learned the historic techniques of creating traditional folk art such as the carving of Angels, Saints (Santos), Nativities, the famous New Mexico Coyote and basically any other form of wild or domesticated animal.
Larry utilizes driftwood gathered from the shores of local lakes and also native cottonwood from along the banks of the Rio Grande to create his sculptures, which can be found in many galleries, museums, churches and, of course, in private homes throughout New Mexico.
Larry strives to “First and foremost always put his faith in God, help others whenever and wherever he can, and work to become a better person and a more proficient Artist”.