Frida Trópical Luna Edition | Hand Sculpted Catrina

$475.00
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Description

This beautiful addition to our Catrina Elegante collection is inspired by Frida Kahlo. Her colors and accents are inspired by the vibrant and lush jungle territory of Michoacán Mexico, where the Catrina was create completely by hand. The Frida Trópical Luna is an original work of art, the only 1 of it's kind. The second of 2 figure Day and Night Catrina series celebrating the multi-faceted Mexican artist Frida Kahlo expressing the Sol y Luna or day and night opposites of personalities, art, and culture. All Catrina figures are kiln fired for several hours in a traditional brick oven. Frida Tropical Catrina is covered with lively accents; a collage of marigolds at the base of her dress and head, to the parrots and monkeys that surround her. This is an original catrina figure sculpted cured and painted by hand from the renowned and award winning artist Marcos Perez. 

Important Receiving Clause.
Individual Catrina Eleganté are extremely fragile and delicate. Therefore Zenwaro fulfillment team has developed very specific handling information and instructions. These instructions and policies are provided to individual customers and require purchasing customers full consent to follow receiving instructions and understanding of tested handling protocols before moving to the packaging and order fulfillment stage.

Components

The Tropical Catrina is made up of three pieces.

  • The body has attached 2 parrots, 3 monkeys, and collage marigold flowers towards the base. The head is solid terracotta with a long metal pin which inserts into the neck of the Catrina's body.
  • COA(certificate of authenticity) signed by the artist Marcos Perez, confirming that it is an original work of art.

Dimensions

Dimensions | Weight | Specifications

  • 26"tall x 6"wide x 5"depth | 66cm x 15cm x 13cm
  • Weight: 5Lbs | 2.25Kg
  • *Measurements account for the entire sculpture.

How It's Made

This Catrina is hand sculpted from raw earthenware. After several hours of sculpting and shaping the catrina the raw clay figures. Each figure is then placed in a large traditional red brick oven/kiln that is heated naturally by wood. Individual Catrina figures are fired and cured for several hours. Once properly cured and dried the individual sculptures and their components(accents) are hand painted with a mixture of life-like colors that compliment the raw emotion / look / style or to detail and or extent, depending on the commissioned work. Marcos Perez is the lead sculptor and painting artist for each original Catrina figure. He leads a small group of creative apprentices from his family and greater artisan community of Patzcuaro, Michoacán Mexico. Sr. Perez is a celebrated, accomplished, and award winning artist.

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Artisan Story

Marcos Perez lives in the state of Michoacán Mexico. As a visual artist Sr. Perez uses the untamed natural beauty of this lush forested territory as a constant inspiration for the Catrina figures that he sculpts and paints by hand. This authentic Catrina sculpture is part of our Catrina Elegante Collection. Señor Perez leads a small group of creative apprentices from his family and greater artisan community of Michoacán. He is a celebrated, accomplished, and award winning artist. His studio grants apprenticing opportunities that provide artists in his community an opportunity to practice their work.

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Care & Handling
Hand-Crafted (FPO)