Mexican Folk Arts & Crafts Arbol de la Vida
by one of the Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art
Oscar Soteno from
Oscar's work has been exhibited in leading museums of the world,
including London's British Museum, and he has been commissioned by
celebrities and world leaders, including Pope John Paul II.
Oscar is the youngest artisan to ever receive the coveted
Fomento Cultural Banamex award in Mexico at the
age of 23. In 1995 he earned the Presidential Award at the
National Ceramic Awards in Tlaquepaque.
Oscar's "work stands apart for his great attention to detail, in that
he models the clay by hand and employs very little integral wire in the
structures." (Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art)
Oscar is prominently featured in the book Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art.
This is a gorgeous example of Oscar's art. This
beautiful tree features many of the most popular handicrafts created in
Mexico. Laquerware, textiles, Talavera pottery, Tonala
ceramics...even a little tree of life at the top!
An impressive treasure of folk art!
Signed by the Artist.