Steel Welcome Sign Outdoor Living, "Busy Squirrel"
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With a friendly flick of the tail, a busy squirrel offers guests a warm welcome... and an acorn. Alejandro de Esesarte creates the charming image on a wall-mounted sculpture, hammering the piece into low relief. Painted by hand, its details are extraordinary.
Because each piece is individually hand-crafted and painted, size and color could vary slightly.
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.