When artists collaborate, they bring their best efforts to the table. Working together in the exciting process of enhancing each other’s expressions, two artists can create a piece that might never be accomplished — or even imagined — by just one individual.
Rodolfo Parga and his grandson, Miguel Strunk, enjoy the collaborative process. Each year they work together on several pieces, including last year’s particularly beautiful painted bulto with straw appliqué, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. They also share a booth and show and sell their own work: Parga carves and paints bultos (three-dimensional figures of Spanish saints), and Strunk works with straw appliqué.