(“… a butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazonian jungle, and a storm ravages half of Europe”)
84 x 24 x 2 in
Donated by the artist
Courtesy of Dalbergia Wood & Fine Objects
Estimated Value: $5,000
Born in 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela, Federico Méndez-Castro creates works that play with themes of personal narrative, involving curves and shapes in a natural process. He developed an interest in building things, partly due to the influence of his grandmother, an amateur sculptor. Exposure to the work of a guitar-maker inspired Federico to get some tools, books, and wood and begin exploring the endless options of form and design. The artist came to Canada to improve his craftsmanship following the teachings of James Krenov, and explore the overwhelming richness of First Nations art. In constant evolution, his hands are always looking for pure forms, honouring the space with a nice object.