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Friday, January 2, 2009

"Arab and the Lion" Carving Video

Here is a video of my brother working on a sculpture called "Arab and the Lion". I took this video last August of 2008 and now it is done and ready for sale. It is a 3D sculpture, really amazing work. Check this out.


Finally that sculpture is done and here is the outcome. It is available for sale so if you might be interested you can post a comment or go to our website to send me an email about your inquiry.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A good Sense of Art

How could a normal person judge an art? How could one say a piece is good or not without being an artist? A familiar saying states that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If it is true then a certain masterpiece could be bad or good to anyone’s judging it. What about these people who studied art all their lives, would their judgments be based on what they studied about or on their senses? Most of us probably will judge an art based on what we see or hear but in the perspective of a real artist it would be different.

One good thing though is there are many professional artists in the world but the well known artists based on their works are mostly natural born artists. How could that be? It’s kind of weird thinking about it but it is true.

I came from an artist family in the sense of wooden art. My father used to be a sculpture and he became famous in our town. I should say he was such a good artist. According to his story, he grew up during Japanese war and he started earning money from people asking him to carve names on their utensils like their plates, spoons and forks. He told me that he started doing it by believing that he can. He actually didn’t realize that he was an artist until he tried it. Then as he grew up and since life was hard, he would paint or draw anything and sell it to Americans that he met during war. These Americas liked what he was doing so they sent him to a school to study art through correspondence.

My father then realized that he could not only carve utensils but also he can do it with wood. So he tried to carve with wood for the first time and it wasn’t bad at all. From there on he started wood carving and sell it to people that he knew. His skill was improving in time until he got his own family and kids. In our town my father was the only wood carver known and he did some oil painting for some of my relatives. He was then known as the wood carver in that small town. His sense of art was so natural that he didn’t need to go to popular University to study it. We are seven children in the family and he supported us through wood carving until his older age. My brother would help him and do minor things like varnishing finished sculpture. By doing so, he got my father’s interests and became engaged in wood sculpture too. My brother, just like my dad didn’t go to school to study art. In his blood and from what he learned from my father he became the second artist in the family. When my father died, he inherited the small business. Now my brother is doing well, in fact, he became more improved. His works are real masterpiece.

Now I’m thinking how could somebody make a masterpiece without studying it? And how could one not make a masterpiece though he/she was studying it all his/her life? That would not make any sense at all. Being an artist is not always by book. Well, as to how to judge a good art is something that everybody can do but not all could be right.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Im selling wooden carvings made of Narra which is a special kind of wood in the Philippines. We sell religious and non-religious type of sculptures. We take orders and carve it with your choice of wood and ofcourse the subject with certain arrangements with the pricing and the time it needs to finish. Right now we have several items available for sale. One of those is a carving called "Holy Face" which shows the face of Jesus Christ. It is new and very detailed, i suggest that you check the link that i posted to see the picture of it as a sample of our masterpieces. Its dimension is 54cm X 35cm made of Narra wood. The price is negotiable for 5,000 US Dollars with the condition that the buyer would shoulder the cost of shipping. It is very ideal for a gift, collections or for house and church design. Please contact me for further details and if interested to take orders or buy any of the items that i have available for sale.