Luis puts finishing touches to sand sculpture
Venezuelan sculptor Jose Luis Gonzalez is on "La Isla
Bonita" once again creating magnificent sand sculptures at Central Park.
This twenty-eight-year-old artist has been a sculptor for the past 14
years, fashioning wonderful pieces of art using marble, cement and other
solid bodies. He began working with sand eight years ago after watching a
documentary on the Discovery Channel that sparked his interest.
Jose Luis says his work is a tribute to the great
artists of the renaissance period and credits his love for Greek
mythology as his inspiration. Since he started working with sand, this
talented sculptor has traveled around both South and Central America
delighting residents and tourists with his art. Jose Luis says he
finances his travels with the tips he gathers from people who view his
creations and also by hitchhiking from destination to destination.
Last year, Jose Luis visited "La Isla Bonita" where he
displayed his work on Mar de Tumbo beach. Mr. Gonzalez told
The San Pedro Sun that Dennis Eiley
recommended he return to San Pedro and that Caribbean Depot was very
generous in providing the sand (from the Mountain Pine Ridge area) for
Since last Saturday, Jose Luis has
created two wonderful sculptures - "La Piedad," a replica of one of
Michaelangelo's works, and another depicting Jesus Christ on Mount Sinai.
The two sculptures took him a total of 24 hours to complete. At press
time, Jose Luis was in the process of erecting a third.
Jose Luis Gonzalez expressed his sincere thanks to the
San Pedro Town Council for allowing him to showcase his work on the
island, to the Eileys of Caribbean Depot for the sand, and to San Pedro
Distributors for providing a tent which came in handy with all the
inclement weather the island has been experiencing lately. "More than
anything I am delighted that the people enjoy my exhibits and glad that
the people of San Pedro support outside artists. I hope that my visit to
San Pedro inspires the children of the island to learn this type of art,"
Mr. Gonzalez ended.
Jose Luis will remain in San Pedro until Friday, when
he departs for Mexico and Costa Rica. The San Pedro
Sun wishes this talented artist all the best of luck in
his travels and thanks him for providing residents and visitors of "La
Isla Bonita" a glimpse of his inspiring work.