sculptures of Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington is a British-born Mexican Surrealist.  She was born in Clayton Green, South Lancaster, Lancashire on April 6, 1917. In addition to sculpture, she is also a surrealist painter and a novelist, and currently lives in Mexico City.

Tom and I took the opportunity recently to walk the Paseo de Montejo and view the current sculpture exhibit that is installed there.  Unfortunately we went mid day so the sun was flat and  the pictures are not all that great.  There are apparently 27 pieces although I did not count them.  They are fanastical surrealist fantasy creatures in bronze, and really quite enjoyable to look at.  As I understand it these are fairly recent pieces, within the past 2-3 years. And since Ms Carrington is in her 90's I feel fairly certain she has apprentices that have done the actual creation and crafting based on her input, design, and esthetic.