Photo of the Week: Bird Carvings in Dominican Republic
I went to Dominican Republic for 1 week to work as destination staff. Each day a different excursion took place and a few of the staff tagged along. I went on the Jeep Safari. At least partially – I made it to the sugar cane plantation and then had to return home due to sick students. But, before I left I snapped this photo of a boy whittling wood to create the beautiful birds hanging around him.
I ask him in Spanish “How long does it take to make one?”
“1 hour to carve and 1 hour to paint. I don’t paint. I just carve”
“They are beautiful, who taught you to make them?”
“My father has always done it, I wanted to learn, so he taught me”
“Do you go to school?”
“Yes, but today is a holiday, so I come here and work. Making them is fun”
And I left him to his carvings. I was drawn to the beautiful colours of the painted birds, but the work he put into them was intriguing. I wish I could of stayed to watch him carve a little longer. I was happy I met this boy. This boy who loved to carve wooden birds.