Remembering: El Zurqui

Another one of my bronze “Mountain Woman” sculptures, this is my “portrait” of El Zurquí (pronounced soor-KEE), a mountain in Costa Rica named after a tragic, Indian hero myth of lost love, wherein the hero is turned into a mountain and a princess is turned into butterflies. Its steep, cloud-forested, slopes were deeply chasmed and almost always hidden by mists.  The sculpture strongly suggests the forms and colors of the actual mountain; and the pose reflects the tragedy of the myth.  It has reminded some of a Martha Graham dance performance.


Bronze edition of 12.
7 x 20 x 9 inches.