Gabriel & Jennifer Ayala, Copper Art
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Gabriel and Jennifer Ayala are starting their 19th year as full time artists. Both of them are self taught, they sell their Copper Art throughout Arizona and New Mexico, through the many art shows at which they exhibit. For them nature has laid the ground work for their inspiration, the two of them spent many years living on their remote property in Western New Mexico, just north of the Gila national forest. This experience filled their days with the adventures and the tribulations of high-country living.
To reduce some travel time they now create art from their valley home in a quiet part of north East Mesa Arizona. The copper sculpture they are creating today consists of unique trees, vines and branches, hand tooled and fabricated from sheet copper, all with out the use of complex machinery.
Jennifer Ayala, of Alaskan Native heritage, is currently creating beautiful weavings in stunning colors, from hand hammered copper. Other native influences have inspired Gabriel Ayala’s much sought after hand hammered and tooled Sun Shields.