Peruvian Cultural Wood Sculpture
By Mary Ruth
A true artisan, Julio Gallardo's imagination, flair and technical skill bring the return of the dead to life. Expression, gesture and color capture the celebration night and a slice of Peruvian tradition and culture.
This is a wonderful retablo with obvious craftsmanship both inside and out , lots of detail and it showcases Julio's obvious pride in his work.The subject matter also makes it an unusual piece for my collection.
When I saw this online, I was drawn to it. It reminds me of King David of Ancient Israel & Judah playing the Harp. Have a special person in mind to give it to as a gift. I did open up the package and admire it greatly. So tempted to keep it for myself! It is has that special spirit in it.
“I am a perfectionist, so I prefer to look for the perfect wood type and take great care with each detail. I want to make something that is different than what you might usually see...."