Estepona City Council is carrying out the restoration of seven of the works included in the ‘sculpture route’, performances that contribute to the city is considered an open-air museumas reported this Wednesday by the councilor attached to the Historical Heritage area, Daniel García.
The municipal official has highlighted among the pieces that are going to be restored the one known as ‘The Farmer and the Fisherman’ by Mariano Amayawhich is located on the seafront promenade, a sculptural ensemble that has become a symbol of the city for being a vindication of its agricultural and seafaring origins.
The works, which will be carried out by the municipal restorer Carmen Pérezwill consist of cleaning of the lime that covers this sculpture due to its former location next to a city fountain and in the replacement of the farmer’s sickle.
On the other hand, the other six sculptures to be restored are from the local artist Joaquin Aguilera, for what the sculptor himself is going to do the repair of cracks, the priming of resins and varnishes and the replacement of elements that are damaged by the weather or the passage of time.
The sculptures that are going to be intervened by Aguilera are ‘Tribute to Juana Luna, located in the Parque el Calvario; ‘Ofelia’, which was executed in Guadiaro street (next to the Carmen church); ‘Tribute to donors’ in Plaza Eduardo Flores, in front of La Lobilla Health Center; ‘Monument to the peseta’, on the promenade; ‘Tribute to Frasquito Gil’ in the Gardens of the Plaza de Toros and ‘Padre Manuel’ in Plaza San Francisco. All these works are financed by the company Terra Analysys Consulting.
Daniel García has highlighted the importance of carrying out this type of action in the artistic heritage of the city, since contribute to Estepona being considered an open-air museum. In this regard, he has recalled that the ‘sculpture route’ is made up of more than fifty works spread over different enclaves, among which the space dedicated to the well-known sculptor Santiago de Santiago in the ‘El Ángel’ park stands out.
Likewise, he explained that other artistic initiatives such as the ‘route of the artistic murals’, which already have more than 60 works, or the ‘poetry route’ With more than 40 poems in the old town, they allow residents and tourists to enjoy the different artistic disciplines for free.