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Palo Verde

Category Public Art


8 N Hibbert St
Mesa, AZ 85201

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This is an outline of the Parkinsonia microphyllum, the foothill or yellow Palo Verde tree native to the Sonoran Desert of northern Mexico and Arizona. The Seri people, a Native American group from northwestern Mexico, call this tree ziipxol. They would grind the seeds for flour, boil the green pods with meat, and eat the sweet green seeds, as well as the flowers.

Within this outline are airbrush and photosilkscreened images of the culture and history of the people of Mesa, past and present. The images are from archives and the artist's photos.

ArtistRoberto L. Delgado
PatronValley Metro
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