Luis Tapia: NEA National Heritage Fellowship Tribute Video (2023)

See how the past shapes the present-day work of visionary sculptor Luis Tapia from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Over nearly five decades, Tapia’s sculptures have transformed the Hispano woodcarving tradition into colorful, modern-day social commentary and revitalized the centuries-old art of the santero (saint-maker). 

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