About Peter Morales

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Born in Guatemala, Morales grew up in Tikal a Classic Maya city partly recovered from the rainforest. He learned to walk under Ceiba trees and to climb on the mountainous Maya ruins. His understanding of art, history and literature is rooted in this experience. His sculptural work usually consists of zoömorphic forms suggestive of Classic Maya sculpture, Mickey Mouse and science fiction. These references challenge our understanding of cultural identities. Morales’s work can be seen in outdoor public venues, and museums throughout the Midwest. His work is included in various private collections throughout the Americas.