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Monumento a la Cruz Roja

Monument for the Red Cross

Edgardo Junco Nieto
2007

Puerto del Rosario /  Monumento a la Cruz Roja   Puerto del Rosario /  Monumento a la Cruz Roja

Description

Boulder on which a large number of steel hands are mounted, and on the top a triangular concrete block with the red cross. The hands are modelled by the sculptor's grandson.
The monument is in front of the building of the Red Cross

Inscription(s)

El Pueblo de Puerto del Rosario,
en agradecimiento a los 45 años
de presencia solidaria de CRUZ ROJA
y sus personas voluntarias en Fuerteventura
siempre cerca de la gente más débil.

[Logos: Ayto. de Puerto del Rosario
& Red Cross]

Puerto del Rosario, 17 de Agosto de 2007

The People of Puerto del Rosario,
in thanks for the 45 years
of solidary presence of the Red Cross
and its volunteers in Fuerteventura
always close to the weakest people.

 

Puerto del Rosario, 17 August 2007

Puerto del Rosario, Ciudad de la Esculturas

The town of Puerto del Rosario advertises itself as 'Ciudad de la Esculturas' (City of Sculptures) or 'Parque Escultórico' (Sculpture Park). Over 150 sculptures are scattered around the town (most of them are abstract and not on this website).
Many of these sculptures are the results of the 'Simposios internacional de Escultura' (International Sculpture Symposiums), organised yearly from 2001 to 2006, and further in 2008, 2014 and 2015, by the sculptor and town council member Toño Patallo. At each symposium the sculptors are supplied with a different common material (Betancuria stone, Bermeja Mountain stone, white marble, iroko wood, ivory cream marble, etc.) and work for a few weeks in a place open to the public. The sculptures made during the symposiums are placed in the public space.
There is no 'Sculpture Park' in the real sense of the word. The whole town is the 'park'. However, there hardly any information about the sculptures. The town plan Mapa Calejero / Street Map Puerto del Rosario from the Tourist Information office (April 2018) lists 26 sculptures with their titles (but no dates or sculptors), and a 2016 version Puerto a pie, un itinerario cultural para descubrir la capital (downloaded in December 2017 as on-line PDF) lists only 16 sculptures with full information.

Literature:
Jo Evans, 'Visual British Hispanism and the Puerto del Rosario 'parque escultórico'.' Bulletin of Spanish Studies 92, 3 (2015): 453-479.

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Location (N 28°29'56" - W 13°51'47")

Item Code: esca416; Photograph: 17 April 2018
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