Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

When you are out and about, do you ever see things and think, "I have to blog about this." When I was in Mexico earlier this month, I had that feeling when I saw these sculptures.

The Monumento al Padre, Monument to the Father, are three figures sculpted from bronze that are located in the Plaza del Carmen, a few steps from the Teatro de la Paz and the Carmen Church where my friend Lucia was married.

The sculptures of a father and his children are created by artists and Joel and Mario Cuevas. The playful figures are detailed and skillfully created. I initially fell in love with these figures because of their beauty, but then was determined to share them with you after I read the plaque.

It states:

“Only a parent possesses the necessary art of being able to inspire in their children respect, love and friendship, all at the same time.”

Such a powerful phrase. As a parent, I hope that I can achieve this art with my daughters, just as my father did with me.

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful fathers!



  1. What a great message,Bethany! Hope you have a wonderful day with your family! XOXO

  2. Wish you happy Father's day 2010 and also for all my friends.

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  3. Yes this is a wonderful message! Hope your Father's Day was spent with the ones you love.

  4. What a powerful statue... and message! Thanks for sharing with us.



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