This Snake is a wooden Snake all hand painted in the Archuleta hand and his style, is an overall 54 long Snake. Straight line its over 46 long. Its just an amazing piece of Folk Art. A little history on the man.... Felipe Benito Archuleta was born in the small village of Santa Cruz New Mexico in 1910.
After spending much of his youth and early adulthood bouncing from odd jobs such as line cook, apple picker, and stone mason and union carpenter he asked God what to do with his life. And God answered, telling Felipe to spend the rest of his life carving. He carved everything, from carrots, to Snakes, to life size vicious pigs.
Felipe really began gaining a reputation in the 1970's and his work eventually found it's way into some of the most important folk art museums and folk art collections in the country. Felipe continued to work well into his older years and died in Tesuque at the age of 81. His zany, brilliant, funny, and sometimes terrifying work has been hailed as some of the best modern folk art of the 20th century.
His work can currently be seen at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe as well as the American Folk Art Museum in New York City and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is also one of the artists featured in American The Folk Art Museum's traveling exhibit of some of the best works in their collection titled Self Taught Genius. My descriptions are solely there to assist buyers finding the items and are not a guaranteed accurate description of the item in all cases. If you do need information I have neglected to include, please don't hesitate to ask any questions. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".
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