Photos—La Rotunda del Mar by Alejandro Colunga in Puerto Vallarta
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.