Jose Antonio Mejia, Shaving Wood

Jose Antonio Mejia Carving his next Art Piece
For 25 years, at his workshop in front of his house, on the road between Patzcuaro and Tocuaro in the state of Michoacán, Jose Antonio Mejia has been carving wooden crafts completely by hand: hearts of different sizes, religious images, animals, masks.  It is the family business and he approaches it with joyful creativity watching the animals masks and saints emerging from the wood.. 
Sr, Jose started out helping his father around the shop and as he gained more skill he took on more of the process. Now he is working with his Brother, his nephew and his son,  He continues to polish his craft and enjoy life.