Carolina Sandoval & Kengi Santos: Fox & Snails Fusion Alebrije
Fantastic fox and snails fusion by artists Carlina Sandoval and Kengi Santos. Carolina and Kengi are married, in their 20s who used to work for other big workshops. They decided to launch their own studio and create a name for themselves. They named their studio Gica. They create woodcarvings and mixed media pieces, sometimes incorporating textiles, metals, and acrylic sculpting, It is so refreshing to see new artists with an innovative style of creating alebrijes. One of their pieces is exhibited in Oaxaca's Popular Art Museum. I really like their color palette and unique painted designs. Carolina usually incorporates fire flames and this time she added a dynamic water design on the bigger conch of the snail. Wonderful!
Dimensions: 8''Tall 6''Long 4.5''Wide