Sergio Bustamante. En Busca de la Razón  (“In Search of Reason”)
Sergio Bustamante. En Busca de la Razón (“In Search of Reason”)

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/mexico/articles/the-story-behind-mexicos-iconic-surrealist-sculptures/

Puerto Vallarta installation. The sculpture depicts two children climbing a tall ladder while their frantic mother begs them to come down. The piece was inaugurated in 1999 and is located on Puerto Vallarta’s famous malecón, or pier. Standing at almost 30 feet (9 meters) high, the sculpture invites audience interaction, and countless tourists have climbed the ladder to have their photos taken alongside it.

As with most of Bustamente’s works, the sculpture’s meaning is ambiguous and allusive. It seems as if the children are risking it all to reach an impossible destination, one beyond the normal limits of humanity. “The theme is liberty,” the artist himself has commented.

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