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In Las Tunas, Cuba: A Life-Sized Sculpture of El Cucalambe
The work, conceived by sculptor Manuel Montero and painter Mauricio Reyes, from eastern Las Tunas and Santiago de Cuba provinces respectively, gives the Parador de Carretera (Parador Inn) of the Palmares Company a special Cuban touch.

Located at the entrance to the city, its near the road that leads to El Cornito, the dwelling of the most important Cuban bucolic poet of the 19th century.

The creators of the sculpture produced a Cucalambe peacefully sitting on a stool, with a pen in his right hand and a piece of paper in the other, in an unmistakable reference to his poetic creation.

The presence there of a pilón (big basin to process coffee grains) a porrón (a clay container with a spout for drinking water from), segments of floor made with stone slabs, a stool, and other elements characterizing rural life, reinforce the environment around the bards figure, cast in concrete with a fine bronze imitation work.


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