La Rotunda del Mar (The Rotunda of the Sea) by Alejandro Colunga

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Rotunda of the Sea Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga. Puerto Vallarta March 26 2012. Shawn Conner photo

On our trip into the town of Puerto Vallarta a week-and-a-half ago, we came across this fabulous and fantastic display of street, or rather in this instance boardwalk, art.

“La Rotunda del Mar” (“The Rotunda of the Sea”) is a 1997 piece by Guadalajaran painter/sculptor Alejandro Colunga. PVPulse.com describes it thus: “The Rotunda of the Sea consists of a number of high-backed bronze chairs that mix fantastic human features and nautical imagery – one chair is topped with an octopus, others are humans with an old diving helmet and what looks to be a periscope. Facing all of the chairs is a bench with two giant human ears.”

It’s a fascinating set of sculptures that look like something out of a nautical themed version of Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman comics or Mike Mignola‘s B.P.R.D. books (specifically, his character Abe Sapien). I particularly loved the attention to detail, like the many and varied types of feet. There are so many different facets and angles to take photos from that I couldn’t stop taking pictures. These are a few of my faves.

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

Rotunda of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga

 

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