Meet the Artist
Gonzalo is a carpenter, designer, sculptor and a toy creator. He got accustomed to tools at an early age of four learning alongside his great grandfather, who lived 101 years and worked as a lathe operator for merchant ships in Buenos Aires. He started working with wood in fine art school and since then has created innumerable pieces of works that have been exhibited and sold around the world. His wooden toys - tangram, trompo, chain cubes, labyrinths, solitaire, robots to name a few - are works of art with interlaced, juxtaposed and slotted wooden pieces creating playful geometric patterns. He draws his inspiration from eastern philosophies, russian constructivist art and lots of play and discovery. “I am Indiana Jones”, says the father of three, husband of a writer/poet, rock music lover and surfer.
The VAWAA experience includes
- Morphology of wood & construction.
- Woodworking machinery.
- Wood joinery basic and advanced techniques.
- Designing and building your own wooden toys, furniture or sculpture.
- Materials & tools.