This lines an outdoor stairway leading into the city center of Cuenca. Though certainly commissioned, it's not unlike lots of mural and graffiti art, at least around Cuenca.
|A restaurant wall in the surf town Montañita|
This is in one of the historic barrios in Cuenca and honors the tradition of ironworks. The larger building on the left is a museum also dedicated to that craft.
"La lluvia empapará las piedras de la plaza, pero no apagará vuestros nombres de fuego."
"The rain will soak the stones of the plaza, but will not extinguish the fire of your names."
When it rains, the water pours through the tile channels from the volcano throughout the plaza.
I love this statue, and it's found unassumingly in a park on the other side of the river from the town of Gualaceo, 30 minutes outside Cuenca.
Some sculptures in the Modern Art Museum in Cuenca. And again, there's not a piece of dimensional art in there that you can't touch (and play in).
All this art just inspires us to create our own...nay be our own...art.