Godja Pătru Pupăză from Valea Stejarului (once a standalone village, now part of Sighetu Marmaţiei) is renowned for his wood carving skills – one can see his wood-made commemorative crosses, the troiţe, in many Romanian communities abroad. Besides crosses and gates, he creates small decorative objects, which impress through craftsmanship.
His skills are passed through to his son-in-law, who works with him in the workshop abutting his house. His nephew is fast stepping into his shoes, too…
For more photos of Godja Pătru Pupăză and his work, visit The Artists section of this website.
Update 10 January 2016: Godja Pătru Pupăză passed away on 3rd January 2016.