BEN ORTEGA, TESUQUE: FINE St. Francis Carving (Bulto)
BEN ORTEGA, HISPANIC CARVER:
Fine St. Francis Sculpture
He has carved tree stumps into figures in Santa Fe's private gardens, and his art has found its way into many parts of the world, thanks to exhibits at Santa Fe Spanish Market and in galleries. Permanent collections are at the Smithsonian Institute w he took part in the Bicentennial Festival of American Folklife. In Santa Fe he was honored as a "Living Treasure." I purchased this intriguing figure nearly thirty years ago at the Ortega gallery in Tesuque. It has occupied an honored place in my home; however, the time has come for him to find another place of honor. In making this statue, Mr. Ortega coated the cedar wood with gesso made from gypsum and animal hide glue. When the carving was completed, it was sealed with a resinous coating made from pi ñon sap. This figure is mounted on a 3/4" thick wooden stand measuring 5-3/8" deep and 6-3/8" wide. Signed in ink, " BEN ORTEGA HR ." Buyer to Pay $12 Priority Shipping, Insurance, and Delivery Confirmation (required) I Will Accept Paypal (preferred), Cashier's Checks, and Postal Money Orders ONLY . I cannot accept personal checks or ship internationally, but I will combine shipping if buyer notifies me IN ADVANCE. I appreciate hearing from winning bidders at auction end as to their method of payment. I will contact you when I ship, so you know when to expect your package.
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