The sun is radiant in the background as a gecko crosses the window with suction cup feet. The cheerful three-dimensional silhouettes are cut by hand in sheets of iron. This wall sculpture is by Marco Polo.
About the Artist: When Marco Polo was 13 years old, he was already working in a forged iron workshop to pay for school. 'When I was 23, my wife and I decided to open our own workshop with a different design concept featuring perforated silhouettes from sheet metal. The shapes are cut freehand, and we give them form and texture with a hammer and other tools that I've made myself. All my designs arise from my imagination, from dreams, or whatever comes to mind as I begin to work with the metal.'
The Marco Polo Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Marco Polo in Mexico. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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