Armendariz was raised in El Paso, Texas, which borders Las Cruces, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico. There he was surrounded by a mix of romanticism for the American landscape and the hybridization of Mexican, American, and indigenous cultures. Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings, and wood-block prints. This work is an ongoing exploration of forces shaping the landscape between the US and Mexico Border. Narco-activities, border politics, mysticism, native healers are just a few inspirations for this most recent body of work.