Tree Sculpture in Las Vegas Plaza, New Mexico

El Campesino Carving

EL CAMPESINO CARVING
LAS VEGAS NEW MEXICO HISTORIC PLAZA PARK

Peter began this fourteen foot tree carving in the summer of 2012 and completed it in May of 2013. The carving was done with a chain saw and hand carving tools. This was a volunteered project without compensation from the City of Las Vegas. It was Peter’s way of giving back to his community for supporting his art achievements. The carving “El Campesino” (Peasant farm laborer) was dedicated by Peter to Farm Workers, San Isidro and the Tri-County Farmers’ Market in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Mayor, Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. proclaimed May 23rd “El Campesino Day”, the day it was dedicated by the City of Las Vegas NM in 2013.