"I made this sculpture as a tribute to life," confides John Barrow. "The different colors represent the joy of life, of feeling, and of having hope for the future. Its optimism is contagious." Barrow crafts the sculpture with hand-carved segments of cedar, mahogany and ishpingo woods. He stains the woods with colorful natural dyes. *This is a unique handcrafted piece. Wood grain and color can vary slightly.
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- Ishpingo, cedar and mahogany woods
- All natural dyes
- 8" H x 6.5" W x 2" D (20,5 x 16,5 x 5 cm)
- Shipped from Montreal
Meet the artisan ...
“I am a perfectionist, so I prefer to look for the perfect wood type and take great care with each detail. I want to make something that is different than what you might usually see...."John Barrow was born in London on September 22, 1934. After studying Engineering he traveled to Peru, in 1969, to work at a paper mill. His original contract was for eight weeks, but John ended up staying in Peru permanently... read more
I love this artist. He makes beautiful pieces, have variois inspiration, always with his personal touch with colors and shapes. This is not the last artwork I will buy from him.