Sculpture Ofrenda par Carmworks
Ofrenda is a burnt wood sculpture created by Colombian artist Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez. Hand-carved, this decorative piece is composed of a base and a crescent-shaped upper part. “Ofrenda” is a Spanish word that refers to an offering or gift given to honor the dead. It’s often used to describe the meticulously decorated altar for the Day of the Dead, an ancient Mexican tradition inspired by Aztec beliefs. The ofrenda is filled with dishes, drinks, and other gifts to celebrate the memory of ancestors who have passed away.
H. 75 x W. 74 x D. 35 cm
The artist Camilo Rodriguez is inspired by nature and aims to embellish everyday objects. He follows the Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi, by highlighting the imperfections of wood. Influenced by Japanese culture, CarmWorks applies the Yakisugi technique which consists of a burnt wood texture. The furniture is also treated by applying natural oils with a coating of lacquer and matte enamel. This guarantees a long-lasting protection against UV light, making all furniture appropriate for outdoor use.