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tecnica_talla3_gCarving of exotic woods

“Luis is a rare example of a complete artist who mixed the art of the Goldsmith and the art of the wood carver”
Didier Viltart, Dtr. Opera Gallery, Mónaco.

But Luis loved the sea and its Basque shoreline carpentry. There are cabinetmakers in his family. Wood and woods have been a presence in his surroundings and in his home since he was a child. This is why Luis has been putting together boats and building dinghies, since he was a young man. He understood the grains as he touched the woods.

“Wood is a living material which cannot be carved in any old way; you have to bind yourself to its soul, understand it… otherwise it will split when you least expect it”
Luis Uribetxebarria