Fiery Torch  Sculpture of Wood, Cactus and Lava Artist Rene Sepulveda The Valley of the Fire Collection

Fiery Torch Sculpture of Wood, Cactus and Lava Artist Rene Sepulveda The Valley of the Fire Collection

Artist Rene Sepulveda
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"Fiery Torch" a Sculpture of Wood, Cactus and Lava crafted by Artist Rene Sepulveda, The Valley of the Fires Collection Sculpture

Valley of The Fires Collection – Volcanic Lava Stone, Wood & Metal Sculptured Art by Bay Area and New Mexico Artist Rene Sepulveda'

Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak located in Southern New Mexico erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four to six miles wide, 160 feet thick and covers 125 square miles.

From a distance, the region appears as barren rock but when you visit the nature trails there are many varieties of flowers, cactus, trees, and bushes typical of the Chihuahuan desert. Animals include a variety of desert ants, bugs, bats, roadrunners, quail, cottontails, mule deer, barberry sheep, lizards, great horned owls, burrowing owls, turkey vultures, hawks, gnat catchers, cactus wrens, sparrows, and golden eagles and more.

This collection of works crafted by Artist Rene Sepulveda is a tribute to the wildlife, flowers, cactus, and beauty of the region, crafted from recycled lava, woods and metals found from the Tularosa Basin and Sacramento Basin. The molten lava rock is repurposed rock pulled from abandoned homes and abandoned locations; repurposed into a “second life” as an “artistic item” to bring joy and value to the owner of each unique piece. Artist Rene Sepulveda was introduced to the beauty of natural lava mixed with metal and wooden elements, during his childhood visits to the home of Mr. and Ms. Pack, of Alamogordo, whose exclusive estate was custom built and designed to showcase these unique local elements. Years later Rene Sepulveda has designed this collection in memory of their inspiration and a hat off to the natural beauty of the Napa Valley and the Northern California highlands.

Each crafted scuplture is distinctly different as no two pieces of lava rock are the same. Each is cleaned, treated, sealed, and enhanced to preserve it and the artistic creation for generations of enjoyment. Each comes with a letter of authenticity signed by the artist and each piece of art is marked with an identifier of its origin from the artist, Rene Sepulveda.