Born in Coto Brus on the south
pacific of Costa Rica, sculptor Mainor Chacón was always in direct contact with
nature, which he studied and later shared his knowledge to the delight tourists
during his 20-year occupation as a tour guide. But having been enamored with art since his
youth, Chacon chose a different path in 2007.
It was then that he started wood
carvings in Imbabura, Ecuador, where he had his first contact with a branch of
the famous-style of Escuela Quiteña (the Quito School, the style of artist
expression born in Ecuador during the Columbian era. Since then Chacón has ventured into many different techniques, from
classic to rustic.
Currently living in Guanacaste province, Chacón
uses recycled materials working maintaining a strict respect for a sustainable
environment. Drawing directly on the
material and knowledge derived from nature, he develop his own designs ranging
from animals to human figures, and sometimes abstract shapes as he continues to
define himself. Shown below are
"Jungle Animals," and "Seahorse Reef."