The sculpture of the lake of the Central Park of Mendoza, known by its name Ecce Home, it was stolen this Monday from the door of the workshop where they were going to repair it. The work had to be repaired after being damaged by the Zonda wind in August and it was there that it was stolen.
The large-scale sculpture was part of the “Graphic Poet Fest” festival, held in 2019 in the Annex of the MMAMM in Central Park. At that time it was located in the park’s lake, until August of this year when they had to remove it.
The design was in charge of Mauco Sosa, and the artist Sonia Lopez was the one who made it, so it was a job in “collaboration”.
Faced with this situation, the designer was saddened and held in dialogue with The Andes that the robbery had to “be scheduled”, since the work has large dimensions (2×2 meters) so it is not easy to move it.
The structure was on the street Olascoaga corner Roque Saenz Peña of the Sixth Section, of the City of Mendoza. And they estimate that the robbery occurred between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, November 22.
“It was five months of work, process and development because the work had an entire engineering system, incorporated light, solar panels and sensors. It was a light and sustainable sculpture, it lit up by itself, it was quite sophisticated”, Sosa explained about the work.
“Sonia, she had it in her workshop, but due to its large dimensions she had to remove it. He improvised placing it on the sidewalk tied to a pole and spent several days”Sosa explained.
In addition, he stressed that they do not know how they managed to take her away, so they believe it was well planned. “To be able to move it they have needed tools, several people to move it and a large truck or van to move it ”, detailed the designer.