With his daughter Alexandra (a sculptor as well), he is trying to keep his business afloat amid a bidding system that rewards those with political connections to the city. Mr Palos teaches stone carving, architectural sculpture and restoration classes. He and Alexandra administer a studio in Puerto Vallarta, which they rent to artist groups interested in learning sculpture or painting in a seaside environment.
his San Francisco studio to attend a fundraiser organized by arts promoter Martina Ayala. Mr. Palos is a Mexican-born artist who has been the leading sculptor in many city restoration projects. Most of his work exists on a monumental scale, and this is one of the reasons his studio is a paradise for any person who loves to draw. Tucked in corners were works at various stages of completion or restoration, together with molds and gigantic tables. There was a showroom where I saw small sculptures, among them some very moving busts of family members.