Agustín Cruz Prudencio
& Agustín Cruz Tinoco, San Juan Oxolotepec, Oaxaca
Agustín Cruz Tinoco was born in San Juan Oxolotepec, Oaxaca. He is a woodcarver of the highest degree, his whimsical alebrije creations carved and painted in bright colors. Although Agustín has been carving since he was a boy, you won't find much written about him which I find very unusual as he is one of the most talented carvers of the Oaxacan alebrijes we have seen.
Mermaids are one of Augstín's favorite themes. The large sirena (mermaid) pictured below is a piece of exquisite workmanship - I simply had to have it to offer for sale in my gallery in Ajijic. She holds a shark in one hand and a book in the other. Creatures surround her, each individually hand carved and removable.
San Juan Oxolotepec, Oaxaca
951 143 8109