New sculptures on Paseo San Cristobal

We’ve been wondering what the two plinths laid on the paseo were going to be used for.  Well, the answer is two new sculptures, which have been donated to the town.

They are  the creations of an Italian sculptor, Giuseppe Strano Spitu based in Zaragoza, and a local artist, Toni Quirós.  Both pieces come from the continued collaboration of the Meeting Art in Almunecar initiative (MAA) and the local Town Hall or Ayuntamiento.

Impossible Balance
Impossible Balance

Giuseppe’s piece “Impossible Balance” appears to be made of several elements, and stands some 1.8m tall.  The illusion is given that is made from several overlapping stones balanced on top of each other, but the work is in fact made from a single piece of stone.

Venus Esteapogia
Venus Esteapogia

Venus Esteatopigia”, by Toni Quirós, is again around the same height, but in the sculptors words “messes around with the concept of universal feminine beauty”.  The stone for both works was kindly donated by the local well known construction company “Construcciones Carbonell”.