Mario Carta, Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina educated in The U.S.A and currenty live in Crystal River, Florida, known as the Nature Coast. I get my inspiration from observing nature up close. I work with copper that is my passion. I love to recreate nature, wildlife and some times ordinary objects in copper . All my art is Original and I only make things once this way I am sure to stay passionate about every piece I create. I use minimal hand tools to create my art. I use no power tools and I do not cast or mold anything. I shape the raw copper by hammering and heating and hammering and heating.....I find this to be the purest form of art where the hands do the work and not machines. I am self taught and consider my ability to create art is a gift from GOD.