I am putting the finishing touches and creating a few more pieces for my first gallery show in Arizona called Native Species. As an artist I am always looking for creative ways to re-use materials. When we moved to Goodyear (Phoenix), Arizona in 2013 I was struck by the beauty of the palm trees in the area. The palms are trimmed professionally and I have been fortunate to be able to forage clippings from several parking lots in Phoenix as well as a series of fronds I picked up at several roadside construction sites.
This show will also include other types of carvings created solely from re-purposed palm tree clippings and fronds. If you are interested in hosting the show at your gallery in Arizona, Western New Mexico, Southern Nevada and or Central California please contact me at armando[at]heredia.ws