Wood carver Manuel Oliva is the only Spanish artisan that is attending the World Wood Day 2017, the most important wood event at an international level that is annually held in California, gathering master from around the world. Before he achieved this, he grew up observing Holy Week processions in his hometown, San Fernando, in Cádiz. However, he preferred the floats’ wood-carved ornamentation over the sculptures. Since he was a little boy, he kept those designs he saw on his mind to put them to paper when he arrived home. Today, at the age of 30, he owns a workshop and brotherhoods from all over Andalusia have trusted him as he’s already a prestigious wood carver.