Luis Sosa comes from the town of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. This town specializes in the creation of fantastical wooden figures called alebrijes. He carves and paints all of his work, and his style has become very unique. His use of bright and vibrant colors make his artwork stand out in any decor.
Now, he has passed his craft down to his daughter Gabriela. She has inherited Luis’ attention to detail. Each piece is made out of a wood called copal, that mainly grows in the south of Mexico. Each of his pieces take up to a year to make because of the wood’s drying process and the amount of time it takes to paint. Because of its several layers, Luis’ artwork is very intricate and detailed.
This wood carving measures 14″ tall, 15″ long, and 7″ wide.