Media: Aluminum wet paint

Location: Private Collector in Coral Gables, FL

Fabrication Year: 2018

Native to Florida and the West Indies, palms are extensively planted for their rapid growth and adaptability. Raised in the tropical climate of Venezuela, lugufelo often draws inspiration from its lush vegetation, exemplified by his sculpture, Majestic Palm. Palms have historically symbolized victory, peace, and fertility across cultures. The statue’s upward shape evokes strength and power, while its double leaf construction suggests peace and serenity, bridging distinct cultures and reflecting lugufelo’s experience of finding common ground in the USA. For many North Americans, palms symbolize warm, tropical beaches, embodying peace and calm amid a hectic world.