Eduart Gjopalaj, a self-taught sculptor, born in Lezha in 1978, a small town in North-West Albania by the Adriatic Sea. In the early 90s Eduart moved to Santorini and commenced his journey in the field of wood carving, firstly as an assistant in a carpenter’s workshop and eventually opening his own workshop. The mystical and unique characteristics of wood, a natural and live material, are what amaze Eduart from the very start. Many times the grain patterns of the wood itself are what guide and inspire him to bring his creative ideas to life. Eduart’s art work is influenced by different styles including modern, abstract and even religious themes.