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Carlos A. Rael
P. O. Box 228
Questa, New Mexico  87556
Tel./fax:  (505) 586-0345
e-mail: carlrael@laplaza.org

SPECIALIZING  IN  TRADITIONAL  SPANISH  COLONIAL  ART OF  NORTHERN  NEW  MEXICO

Carlos is an award winning santero specializing in the tradition of Spanish Colonial Arts of Northern New Mexico
Bronze Bultos
Coming Soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bultos are three dimensional sculptures carved of wood and painted in the traditional way with homemade gessos & natural pigments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Retablos are one dimensional  boards, sometimes  with carved rosette and painted with homemade gessos and natural pigments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Carlos crosses are hand carved of wood, handcarved doves or sacred hearts, also painted in the traditional way.  There are two sizes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Relief Carvings are two dimensional carvings in wood finished in the traditional way.