Editor’s note: One of the benefits of arts revitalization!
On a bright summer day in a nearly deserted park, two men stand in the shadow of a crumbling statue.
Pointing at the flaking, cracked concrete and graffiti that cover the dove sculpture in City Park, they recoil in disgust.
“Look at this,” said artist Yesid Gomez. “This is an embarrassment. Whose fault is this? It is our fault for letting it look like this.”
Gomez and his cousin, Wilfer Buitrago, examine the statue, taking measurements and noting the damage that it has sustained over the years. Shaking their heads, they said they feel ashamed to see the dove in such poor condition.