Hand Crafted Steel Cross Wall Decor from Mexico, "Baroque Belief"
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Mexican artisan Alejandro Esesarte's passion for handicrafts is in his blood. He states, "Since I was a child I've felt an affinity for art; my mother used to paint...90 years ago my grandmother created a large metal plate adorned with a butterfly, the technique she used was similar to plasma cutting, but more rudimentary. I was inspired by it and began to work with metal because of its versatility." He handcrafts a superb Baroque-style steel cross and paints the crucifix in muted tones with a crackled finish. The wall decor comes with a hook on the top back side, making it easy to hang the cross.
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
"I am on the autism spectrum. Because of my ASD, I could not hold a job very long. I am totally isolated from people. So I was forced to try to make my own way in order to survive. My only interactions are those needed to make and sell my art. I am obsessed with perfection and beauty, quality and detail in my metal sculptures. Novica found me at a trade show and took me out of poverty. Thanks to my artistic success, I now have economic independence and total liberty. A special thanks to those who purchase my designs. Thank you for giving me my identity and value."
Alejandro de Esesarte has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $6000.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.