Juan Bustillos is the country’s best contemporary sculptor for his seemingly endless collection of life-size sculpted animals made from timber and steel. These days he’s based in Santa Cruz, where the house he shares with his Japanese wife has been converted into a wonderfully quirky museum. Bustillos helped fund the city’s premier art gallery, Manzana Uno, where some of his work can also be seen. As his collection began to grow, he decided to open another art space called Búho Blanco in the small town of San Javier in the Chiquitos region.