Saul Aragon: Fire Ant

Gorgeous fire ant woodcarving alebrije by artist Saul Aragon. I really enjoy the dotted painting technique that Saul uses to decorate many of his pieces. This fire ant has a wonderful combination of colors that are achieved by painting dots over dots!

Saul is one of the founders of Ecoalebrijes, an association of carvers that is very active in maintaining a sustainable forest. Families in the Ecoalebrije Artisan Association tend to small Copal trees at their homes eventually planting them in the nearby forest when they are old enough, ensuring a constant supply of locally sourced wood.

Origin: Oaxaca
Dimensions: 5.5''Tall 12''Long 7''Wide