Antigua Artisan Triptych: The Wood Carver

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash;

Okay folks, this is the new series I have started: Triptychs of artisans from around Antigua Guatemala. If you remember a few weeks ago I shared with you a picture of the workbench of a wood carving artisan and I said I might come back to do a portrait of the wood carver. Well, I decided to tell the story of the wood carver with three portraits through a triptych. I believe these triptychs can make interesting editorial portraits.

I would appreciate your comments regarding this new series. So far, two artisans have agreed to let me photograph them. Come back tomorrow if you want to see a potter who specialises in Nativity scenes.

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  • El Canche

    These insights into the artisan at work are great, as they represent an important part of what makes La Antigua so special. The textile work is arguably the best in the Americas and woodworkers not only underpin all the colonial homes and buildings of the city, but also produce wonderful handicraft…..definitely yes to more, so let’s see what the potter does?

    • Thanks Canche, I am glad you guys like the Antigua Artisan Triptych series. I will try to get many more as soon as I can.

  • Gayle Jolluck

    It.would.be.nice.to.identify.the.carver,and.tell.us.a.little.bit.about.him..I’m.sure.the.artisians.would.like.this.also…thanks.for.your.work!

    • Hello Gayle, what I can share with you guys is that his name is Omar, his part of a family wood carvers, he learned the trade from his dad. They have a shop in San Pedro Las Huertas. Omar also plays in a marimba band, he trained for a year and they recently had their first presentation.

      • Gayle Jolluck

        thanks.so.much.Rudy…my.daughter.Stephanie.is.there.now,so.I’ll.forward.her.the.infor-mation….liked.your.newest.post.on.the.nacemonia.potter…always.wonderful.pics!