Keepers of the Arts - Peruvian Sculpture Ceramic Gifts
I bought the first one for myself as a confirmation gift because one of our Deacons, in a class for new Catholics, said every Catholic home must have a few things - one of them was a statue or photo or painting, etc., of our Blessed Mother Mary. I bought the second for a woman in my Bible study, who is from Peru and just moved into a new home. I bought the third one for my sister, because when she saw a photo of mine, she fell in love with it - not for the religious appeal, but from a folk art perspective - and after looking at many online, I can't agree more. I watched the video of how the artisan makes the retablo and it added even greater value to it. I simply love them. I love the scene behind Mary - the high mountains, and the flowers, in a wooden box with doors. I mounted mine on a wall in my home office and see it from where I sit. I'm buying the next one as a thank you gift for a close friend who I will be visiting in a few weeks.
The Chimu Dog is my third piece of Mr. Acosta's work. We have the owl cat and another piece (square Cupisnique cat?). The detail is very fine and particularly love the earthy finish. Never been to Peru but have been reading up on these older cultures through the influence of seeing your work. We were glad to find your loan on Kiva to be able to support your workshop. Phenomenal!
Just love it! The detail is exquisite; it compares to the finest museum pieces. The shipping was prompt, and the packaging was very, very sturdy. There are no worries about a piece being broken in transit with this type of packing. I would have no hesitation buying from this artist again!
"Believe it or not, some archeologists have been fooled by my work! That's because of the aging process I use with my pieces."
Hand Crafted Peruvian Archaeological Ceramic Dog Sculpture, "Chimu Dog"
Collectible Archaeological Replica Ceramic Dragon Sculpture, "Moche Dragon"
Handcrafted Ceramic Inca Replica Sculpture, "Little Llama"
Ceramic Nazca Replica Vessel Sculpture, "Bird of Rio Grande"