Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In Search of Reason

In Search of Reason is a statue made by the mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. I love Bustamante's work because it seems to me like creations of a child's imagination coming to life. He uses his creativity in a unique way that represents a fairy-tale like world of possibilities. This sculpture is located on the sidewalk of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I love how the figures in it, with their triangular heads and wizzard-like cloaks,  look like people from another world. To me it looks like the two figures climbing the ladder are reaching for the sky, as if summoning god, searching for some sort of meaning (hence the title.) I imagine that the figure on the ground is either calling for the others to return, or telling them to climb and find reason. I've seen many of Bustamante's statues, and this one is one of my favorites because of the way it makes you wonder who these strange people are, and where they came from.

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