About Our Auction
Phoenix area artist and native Texan, Armando Heredia, returned Monday, September 18, 2017 from Houston, Texas. He traveled to the area to create artwork from flood debris in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. His journey started Tuesday, September 12, 2017 with a 16 hour drive to South Eastern Texas.
The host site, Ashford Community Church, in Houston's "energy corridor", allowed him and several other volunteers from across the country a place to work and sleep. The other volunteers were there to help clear out homes in preparation for restoration. Heredia, however, was intent on combing through debris to find material for each of his seven creations. His art does not memorialize the weather event, instead all of the work, which is currently being auctioned online, represents Texas' state symbols.
"The Hurricane and flooding happened to the great people of Houston, it does not define who they are," reasoned Heredia. "These symbols, the Longhorn, Mockingbird, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and others, have long been declared symbolic of the state, and for good reason."
100% of the auction proceeds (minus shipping) will be donated to purchase drywall for residents whose homes were damaged by the hurricane and flooding. Pastor Joseph Rios of Generations Church will be distributing the drywall. This is Heredia's second reclamation project. In 2016, he traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help after the historic flooding there. Acacia Church, was raising $20,000 to purchase drywall, and Armando was able to raise $4,000 through his reclaimed flood debris artwork. Please share this with your contacts.
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Acrylic on reclaimed metal fire pit
Houston reclaimed flood debris
Etched enamel on reclaimed serving tray