Small Wood San Pasqual Statue
Tiny Wood San Pasqual Statue
3.5" Tiny Wood San Pasqual. This lovely patron saint of cooks and chefs is a hand carved statue made by local artisan Larry Jacquez in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Made in the style of the original Master, Ben Ortega, these boltos would make a perfect addition to any kitchen. Made of wood in the USA, please note that on this item every piece will vary in appearance as they are individually handcrafted and unique in wood grain and color.
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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”.