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Tia Flores


Tia Flores, gourd artist, pyrographer

In 1996 I began creatively expressing my diverse heritage and spiritual beliefs through this ancient art form.
Spurred by a desire to know more about my ancestors, my creations have evolved into a new area of culturally
themed gourds, including vessels, drums, masks, totems and jewelry.

I view my artwork as a creative interaction with Mother Nature by simply accenting its natural beauty while
maintaining the individual uniqueness of the calabaza.

My designs are a reflection of my two families. From my maternal grandmother, Louise, I am greatly influenced
by the vast beauty of the Nevada desert; and from my paternal grandmother, Anastacia, I am drawn to the rich
cultures of the Aztec and Navajo people and their love of the earth.

Tia Flores website

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