Mask Artist Painter - Boruca, Costa Rica

Bernardo Gonzáles Maroto, Boruca Artist

“I was one of Don Ismael’s students and feel very fortunate to have learned from one of the best.”

Bernardo is a prolific artist, who is often in high demand in his village. He sometimes carves his own pieces, but mostly spends his time collaborating with other artists who trade their carving skills for his painting. When he’s not working on a mask, he enjoys spending his time with his family.

“I am proud that, with the help from these masks, I was able to pay for my son to attend a special school in San Jose.”