"My work is about beautiful images that come forth from the wood."
"My full name is Alejandro Victor Ramirez Montalvo, and I was born on the first of November, 1976. I am from the Montalvo Family, Novica featured artists. We are heirs to our family's wood carving legacy.
"In 2005 I opted for creating my own pieces and work on my own. I learnt to carve when I was younger, just like my brothers did, and I've always enjoyed working with my hands. I love the wood's natural grain.
"I studied at the Art School in town, and soon I had the opportunity to join my brothers in making a piece for our village's church. We rejoiced at the opportunity of doing something for our church, it represented a great challenge as well as an honor.
"I was later invited to Cuzco to teach a group of people and show them how marvelous this art form is. I ended up staying there for six years.
"My work is about beautiful images that come forth from the wood. I am motivated by the idea of one day becoming a great wood artist and have my work remembered forever. I try to transmit the patience and dedication one must have in order to do this kind of work.
"The biggest challenge I have faced is to finish school, start down the path of this great art, and allow people to come into my world, the sacrifices I had to make and the long wait before I was able to sell my first piece.
"To Novica clients I'd like to tell that whoever cultivates art lives in beauty. I craft every piece for you with my own hands, with love and attention. May God bless you!"
Expertly carving cedar wood, Alejandro Ramírez depicts the first Christmas in a classic composition. Mary, Joseph and the animals gaze at little Jesus as he sleeps in the manger. An angel hovers nearby and the Christmas star shines above the stable like....read more
A cow and donkey gaze curiously at the infant lying in their manger. Unaware, little Jesus sleeps peacefully. Joseph stands watch over his family and Mary gazes at her child with reverence and awe. Alejandro Ramírez portrays the tender scene in a cedar....read more
The newborn Jesus sleeps in a manger on a bed of soft hay as Mary and Joseph watch over the baby. Surrounding him with love and protection, little angels adore the child, their faces expressing infinite tenderness and awe. The Ramirez Brother carve cedar....read more
A sheep, cow and donkey gaze curiously at little Jesus, the infant in their manger. Joseph stands watch over his family and Mary gazes at her child with reverence and awe. The Ramirez Brothers portray the tender scene in a cedar wood relief panel, delicately....read more
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