Join me @ Salón Artísimo with Dougie Padilla, Xavier Tavera and Alonso Sierralta May 3 7PM

Franconia in the City Gallery, 1781 Jefferson Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 5541

Franconia will host its first 3-D Symposium in its new gallery space in the Casket Arts Complex, featuring an artists’ dialogue in conjunction with Padilla’s ongoing Salon Artisimo series.

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Water of the Doodem Spirits

1113 Franklin Avenue E, Minneapolis, MN

Based on the Native and Meso–American idea of Turtle Island, where land emerges from infinite waters upon the back of a turtle, this granite drinking fountain features a stylized fish, a turtle spouting water, and a crow who gazes upon the drinker.
Call 651-538-6996 or text ARTS22 to 677-677 to hear the artist describe this project.

Cajibracán

Cajibracán 60” x 36” x 48” Stromatolite 2006 Commissioned by Minnesota Rocks! International Stone Carving Symposium, for the City of Saint Paul. Hamline Park. Installed with assistance of Saint Paul Public Works. Saint Paul, Minnesota.
cajibracan sculpture by Peter Morales

Cajibracán at Hamline Park, Saint Paul, MN

cajibracan sculpture installation by Peter Morales

Cajibracán installation By MacGuffie Rigging

neighborhood children with Cajibracan sculpture by Peter Morales

Neighborhood children with Cajibracán

Cajibracan sculpture by Peter Morales

Billions of years of Attitude

Paisley Perch

Paisley Perch 52” x 102” x 20” Mankato limestone 2005 Commissioned by Minnesota Rocks! International Stone Carving Symposium, for the City of Saint Paul. On the corner of Jessamine and Lexington. Installed with assistance of Saint Paul Public Works Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Paisley Perch sculpture by Peter Morales awaiting installation

Paisley Perch awaiting installation

Paisley Perch sculpture by Peter Morales being installed

Paisley Perch being installed

Paisley Perch sculpture detail by Peter Morales

Paisley Perch detail

Book Benches

Book Benches 2004 Indiana limestone. Dimensions variable. 6 book shaped benches Commissioned by the City of Wayzata for the Wayzata Public Library for the Children’s Reading Garden. Design in collaboration with David Lentz Chair of Project committee. Delivered and installed with assistance from Wayzata City Manager, Engineer and Wayzata Public Works. Wayzata, Minnesota. Book Benches sculpture by Peter Morales Book Benches sculpture by Peter Morales Book Benches sculpture by Peter Morales Book Benches sculpture by Peter Morales