Oaxacan Animal Woodcarver Norberto Fabian Xuana

On Monday, Shady Hill students had the pleasure of meeting Noberto Fabian Xuana, the son of one of Oaxaca's most respected and accomplished master woodcarvers, Ventura Fabian. 
Norberto began following in the footsteps of his father when he was just 8 years old, helping to create these dynamic sculptures that showcase their community’s culture. Norberto’s inspiration, he believes, comes from the life and memory of his father and the love of his children, which “unite my mind, my heart and my hands.” It was joyous to watch students' minds and hearts open up to this spectacularly detailed and meaningful art form. To see where you can view or purchase Norberto's work, click here.
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