Meet the Artisan
José García — Manos Que Ven
José Garcia Antonio is a sculptor from Mexico who went blind a number of years ago. And now, all his female sculptures are of his wife’s face. José works with the rich, red clay of the Oaxacan soil to create these charming pieces. And his sculptor’s hands. There are no moulds here, no fancy machinery – just generations of tradition and history. His work is primitive and simplistic, but the emotions it inspires are complex.
He sculpts so he will always remember his wife’s face. It is the only face he knows…and it's where design and romance intersect.