23 January 2013

Religious restoration ~

There is an unusual pocket-sized park on Bonita Avenue (off Congress just west of the freeway): the Garden of Gethsemane. The life sized sculptures there are the result of a promise the artist, Felix Lucero, made to the Virgin Mary while he was close to death on the battlefield of WWI. Here is a summary of the remarkable story. Currently the figures of Christ and the apostles are undergoing a meticulous renovation by local artist, Greg Schoon. Over the years the figures have been damaged and/or badly repaired and Greg is doing a masterful job bringing them back to the artist's original vision.

1 comment:

  1. A very interesting article for a man's lifetime creative activity,. Kudos for the respect the city has shown him in restoring his sculptures.