GONZALO ESPINOSA

In touch with his primitive side

2013-01-31T00:00:00Z In touch with his primitive side Arizona Daily Star
January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Gonzalo Espinosa is a muralist by training, an artist who loves painting best. For the Tucson Sculpture Festival, he has created a 6 1/2-foot "Adobe Man" made of clay mixed with glue and grass. "There's a primitive man inside me," he explains. "I think we all have a primitive part. In some ways, 'Adobe Man' is a self-portrait of my primitive side."

On the sunny side of 60, Espinosa has been making art all his life; most of it is his reflection of the body.

And while art is a passion, it is matched by another:

"I've been working in the community all my life," he says. "I want to influence young people; change the lives of people in this town with my art. The impact I have with youth has been the most wonderful part of being an artist."

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