tropical art, Guam
BY SIMEON MANIBUSAN PALOMO
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“tropical art, GUAM” is a 184-page soft cover book by Simeon M. Palomo who hopes to inspire others to create beautiful art from Guam’s natural and cultural resources. The book contains 161 unique tropical art creations that use cultural materials and easily accessible items. Palomo added personal reflections from friends and family to many of the photographs of his creations. The book also has a “simple steps” section that demonstrates how-to techniques in creating tropical art.
BINDING: Paperback - 184 pages
PUBLISHER: Simeon M. Palomo. Printed in Hong Kong.
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2011
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 10.75" x 9.25" x 0.625"
WEIGHT: 34.08 oz.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simeon Palomo's creative journey started during trips to Guam's old Harmon Flea Market. He was fascinated with the many types of plants presented there, especially bonsai. He started growing vegetables in a square foot garden on top of an asphalt parking lot in Tamuning. He eventually added tropical flowers to the square foot garden, followed by orchids. During the weekends, Palomo worked his family's ranch (lancho) in Mongmong, surrounded by a tropical forest. He eventually built a house at the lancho and began to transform the place into a mini tropical, botanical garden. With a knack for creating simple, elegant tropical flower arrangements from plant materials in the backyard, he made pieces that expressed a unique and creative style. He was encouraged to photograph his arrangements which led to this publication that celebrates both his style and passion for all to enjoy.