Sunday, July 31, 2016

Takin' It To The Street

The City of Fuengirola has lots of things going on this summer, artesan markets, free movies on the beach, flamenco at the castle, special exhibits and expositions. Some we enjoy. Some we avoid.

Something new this year is a display of seven "monumental" steel sculptures by artist Juan Méjica. They are scattered along the Paseo through a good stretch of town. The collection, and other works, have traveled around Spain. One piece is directly across the street from us. It makes for a nice change. 

(Click the images to monumentalize.)






30 comments:

  1. LOVE these! I am picturing them in our garden!!
    Look at that texture!

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    1. Jim:
      They ARE interesting and, sadly, a lot better than some of the permanent sculptures around town.

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  2. Rust, love rust ~ always looking for rust ~~ these creations draw you in and make you want to touch ever so lightly the texture ~~ many thanks Mitch!

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    1. Ron:
      A very practical surface for city art.

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  3. It's nice to be able to think of you and San Geraldo (and friends) enjoying all of this summer life in your town :)

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    1. Judy:
      San Geraldo is spending much of this "summer life" in the air-conditioned apartment. Morning coffee on the beach, some quick errands during the day, and then back outside after 9:30 p.m.! I'm actually following his lead today, I think, but usually really enjoy being out much of the day enjoying the scenery and people-watching.

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  4. I like the last one...it reminds me of me

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    1. John:
      That one is right across the street and is called either "Profile" or "Head" or something similar... Or maybe it's called "John Gray." I can't remember for sure.

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  5. I can see all of these scattered among the trees in our yard.
    Can you have them delivered??

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    1. Bob:
      No problem. I just need to buy some bubble wrap.

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  6. Just love such art installations in public areas, it completes the urban decor.

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    1. Laurent:
      I do, too. And I'm so pleased to see the city doing more each year.

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  7. human ear, sombrero, tree, horse, cow, ghost (my interpretations)

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    1. anne marie:
      They started off with labels taped to the bases. But they didn't plan very well, so the weather has destroyed most of them. They were: Iberian horse, Iberian boat, Iberian tree, horse, whale, and head (or profile). Now that the labels are gone, they are: human ear, sombrero, tree, horse, cow, ghost!

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  8. Ear wigging on the promenade eh !

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    1. Heron:
      Uh oh, I don't know if we have the same meaning for ear-wigging. What's yours?

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    2. Heron:
      Ah, you must be referring to that first sculpture. It's called "Iberian Horse."

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  9. I really enjoy the ever-changing art installations; the opportunity to see new (to me) artists is priceless... the third from the top particularly captured my attention.

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    1. Cranky:
      I also especially love the third one. That one is called "Arbol Ibérico" (Iberian Tree) and is furthest from us.

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  10. I was going to say to John Gray " and the one above reminds me of Winnie" but your reply box wouldn't allow me a second reply to a post.

    As for me, I love them all. You must have a very far out local Mayor or City Godfathers to organize such an amazing art event.

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    1. Rachel:
      I'm grateful to Google for providing this free blogging service but I DO get frustrated with the inconsistencies. I have no idea why it suddenly won't let you reply to a reply. I've been considering asking Wordpress users for their feelings about that. Anyway, the art, improvements, and activities around town just keep getting better. The former mayor seemed to do a very good job. This year, we've got a new mayor and she seems to be building on that... and she also seems to be even cooler.

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  11. the dtreets decorations look nice

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    1. Gosia:
      There is so much going on around town and on the Paseo.

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  12. I like the rusty patina on these interesting sculptures.

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    1. Stephen:
      I do too. And they hold up well in the weather and handling. I don't know what they do to them but, someone painted some graffiti on the whale. The next day a white patch. I don't what was done to it but the next day you couldn't even tell anything had been there.

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  13. I like them
    at least you don't have art that reminds one of helicopter crashes

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    1. Spo:
      We've got our share of crap (in my opinion) public sculptures, unfortunately. And unlike the ones pictured here, they're permanent! One quite nearby looks like a fishing net tangled in barbed wire. It's punctuated with little colored penants and is topped by a bronze-ish box which is topped by two severed hands holding/attached to rope. What the?!? It's supposed to be a monument to victims of terrorism! Instead, it's a terror.

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  14. I love city art... and love the sculptures in your city. Yeah... some is better than others.... but in your city, living next to the water has to count for a lot!

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    1. Sharon:
      These are interesting, I think. But, you're right, living next to the water makes up for a lot of bad art!

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