First documentary, of our series of art and culture in San Francisco and the Bay Area, focused on the trajectory of the Master Sculptor Manuel Palos and his daughter Alejandra Palos, also a sculptor, share their experiences, challenges and learnings with us. An inspiring story.

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Manuel Palos

Manuel Palos was born and raised in Mexico, influenced by the notable landmark structures and architecture that surrounded him. Manuel honed the ancient skill of stone carving and sculpture by living and studying in Italy, and becoming a master stone carver and sculptor.

He has become well – known for his many private and public commissions and notable projects across the nation. In addition to his work, he teaches stone carving in his San Francisco studio and holds stone carving and sculpture workshops in his studio in Puerto Vallarta.

Alejandra Palos

Alejandra Palos has been stone carving for the past 15 years. Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, daughter of immigrants from Zacatecas, Mexico.

Alejandra was introduced and taught by her famous father, Master Sculptor Manuel Palos.

The most notable stone carvings created by Alejandra Palos are informed by her cultural pride and Mexican heritage.

Alejandra’s experience as a Thyroid cancer survivor and her indigenous spiritual practice inform and influence her carvings and serve as a source of self-healing, self-acceptance, and empowerment.

The work of Alejandra Palos is an offering and a spiritual expression of her soul’s journey. Her passion, cultural pride, strength, and faith come through in her art pieces.

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