His father died when he was ten forcing him to work at different jobs. When he was 12 years old he came upon a carpentry shop where he discovered his vocation for working with wood and leather. He resolved to master the craft, and he did so on his own, learning each step and improving every detail. He now has his own workshop. Oscar sees his work as an art form, not just something to be sold, and his work fills his life in a way he cannot explain.