Jacobo & Maria Angeles

Jacobo y Maria Angeles are a couple from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. One of the most famous villages for the traditional wood carvings, colorful sculptures of imaginative creatures. The Angeles are one of the best artists in all of Mexico. Thus, several art galleries and museums around the globe have permanent exhibitions of their work.

Many of the colors used on their wood carvings evolved from natural pigments. For instance, the creation of colors from unexpected sources. These sources vary from plants such as pomegranate seeds, to lime juice or sodium bicarbonate. These elements become applied with painstaking detail to the wood carvings created by her husband. Together, their individual talents create a series of unique artistic statements. The wood carvings are all adorned with geometric patterns that are derived from the Zapotec culture of the region.