Meet the Artist: Rusmel Mora
Lagguana Arts - Functional Art for your Everyday Life
New to the 2022 Holiday Artisan Market, Rusmel Mora offers hand-carved bowls and incense burners, as well as cutting boards, and more. Working with a variety of woods accented with exotic and figured inlays, Mora's amazing craftsmanship is on display and you are sure to find your next family heirloom to display proudly in your home.
"All I really need is a piece of wood and some hand tools to make me happy!" Rusmel Mora
Rusmel Mora is a Cuban born sculptor specializing in wood and stone carvings with an Afro-Cuban influence. Taking the roots of African culture and his Yoruba faith he translates expressions using language that everyone can understand. "The emotions we all feel as human beings remain constant, but the stories we use to express them change with every generation and from each part of the world." Rusmel's creations play with shapes to convey these emotions, and he hopes he can leave those who view his art with a greater knowledge of the world and all those around us.
Rusmel has lived in the United States for 7 years, making Grand Rapids his home and selling works throughout the area from Detroit to Ludington.