Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Angels of Independence.....













Mexico has been celebrating 200 years of Independence in style this week, and local artist Jorge Marin has been giving all chilangos (citizens of Mexico City) the chance to become an Angel of Independence. His sculpture on Reforma entitled "Alas de la Ciudad" (wings of the city) has quickly become the most popular posing spot in the city....




















Angels, it appears, can come in all shapes, sizes, genders, ages, and poses....




















Mexican artist Jorge Marin was born in Uruapan, Michoacan and has soon made a name for himself with large strong bronze sculptures of beaked winged male creatures...




















Here is the artist himself....



















And here, of course, further along Reforma is the real Angel of Independence - the city's winged victory and iconic landmark which truly symbolises Mexico City's two hundred years of Independence - Viva Mexico!!
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6 comments:

ladyfi said...

Those angels - both human and sculptures are amazing!

...louciao... said...

Ooh, I'd like to get me a pair of those wings. Great sculpture idea. The beaked angels are wonderful. Such a gifted man.

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great compositions. I liked the wings.

greetings

Catherine said...

ladyfi,louciao,roberto - glad you all like those giant wings!!

Fly Girl said...

That sculptor is extremely gifted, I love the facial expressions of his male figures. Love the wings as well, great metaphor for freedom.

Catherine said...

Hi Fly Girl

I agree - they are a real symbol of flying off to freedom...