Oviedo Carvings & Bronze Gallery features traditional wood carving and unique southwest and contemporary bronze sculpture by Marco A. Oviedo. Marco is a visionary woodcarver/sculptor who lives and works in Chimayo, New Mexico. Since the early seventies hehas interpreted New Mexico religious folk art styles and southwest designs in his creations. As an eighth generation descentdant of a family of woodworkers and woodcarvers who originated in Oviedo, the capital of the provie of Asturias in Spain, Marco attributes his woodcarving skills to his grandfather. Marco is proud to carry the family tradition forward. He makes traditional wooden saints, but he goes beyond the boundaries of tradition by creating santos in bronze. Inspired by the expression reflected in Native American prehistoric art which he admires and respects, Marco has extended his repertoire to bronze sculptures of animal fetishes or images derived from petroglyphs. All work is done on site; visitors can tour the foundry and often see the process of producing the art pieces.
Seasons OpenDaily, all year around
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Pet Friendly Notes
The gallery setting is on a farm that preserves heritage breeds of domestic animals like the Mammoth Donkey, Churro Sheep and Spanish Colonial Horse. Visitors are welcome to visit the animals. We also have dogs and cats as personal pets.