The Port of San Diego unveiled 10 large bronze figures by Mexican artist Rivelino today. Known as “Our Silences” the figures, which are each 11.5 feet tall, are on display at Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Lane in San Diego.
Present at the unveiling was Remedios Gomez Arnau, the consul general for Mexico in San Diego; Dan Malcolm, chairman of the board of commissioners; Alejandro Santander, director of the Mexican tourism board in San Diego; and the artist, Rivelino.
The Port of San Diego is sponsoring the exhibit in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico.
Each figure has a metal plate covering its mouth, representing the importance of freedom of expression.
“Our Silences” also features a 6.5 foot steel cube called a Braille box, which contains smaller scale models of the sculptures that people can touch and feel through openings in its sides.
The artwork will remain on display in San Diego through March 15, 2015.