November 24, 2016

The god maker



In Cuenca, in a street called Calle Luis Cordero, a few meters from our house, is a shop that caught my eye from the day we moved here. That shop belongs to a man with a peculiar job : he makes gods.

Here, in the Escuela de Esculptura y Restauracion religiosa, works an artist called Jaime. He carves, paints, repairs and brings to life religious figures. A few weeks ago I went to meet Jaime and he very graciously let me take pictures of his workshop. Meeting Cuenca's worksmen and artists brings depth to my experience, and helps me understand what sort of world they belong to. I hope you enjoy meeting Jaime and seeing his work.


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