"I realized that carving gave me the opportunity to be creative and I loved it. I can create anything I dream up and this feeds my creativity."
"I became interested in art at a tender age. I used to play with scraps of wood in my father's workshop when I was a... child. I learned how to carve during junior high school. During weekends and vacations, my father showed me the basics. I was so excited to learn and this helped to improve my skills quickly. I realized that carving gave me the opportunity to be creative and I loved it. I can create anything I dream up and this feeds my creativity. I don't teach any students yet, but hope to pass on my knowledge of carving.
"I stay up late with my dad when he receives a lot of orders. It gives me the chance to practice my craft, allowing my hands to give shape to what I've been taught earlier in the day. This is how I mastered my craft. At first, it was confusing and challenging but, the more I practice, the easier it becomes.
“I get my inspiration from my father and from nature. I use sese wood, aluminum, brass and clay. These materials are easy to obtain from the market.
"My dream is to train people carving and designing. I also want to feed the poor."