Thursday, August 20, 2009

Garden Of Gethsemane - Felix Lucero Park

I found this little garden while looking for Tucson's Largest Tree. I'm not religious but I thought these sculptures were pretty! I found the story interesting too.

The artist sculptor was born in Trinidad, Colorado. In World War I, he lay critically injured on a forgotten battlefield. He vowed to god and to himself that if he survived, he would dedicate the remainder of his life to the sculpturing of religious statues for which he had natural talent. After 20 years of this pious work in various parts of the country, he arrived in Tucson in 1938. Heartbreak and pain walked with the artist during his sacred efforts.

Garden of Gethsemane

1 comment:

  1. you are right...they are nice.

    my favourite's the last one!!