This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is UGLY
I was truly stuck for this challenge until I remember this photo which I used last year for Sculpture Saturday – I’m all for recycling!
This piece of sculpture stands in the harbour of Póvoa de Varzim – a fishing community in Northern Portugal. The angle of the photo says it all – upon first glance I thought it was some poor deformed soul with a massive tongue – ‘symbolising what?’ I wondered. I was heading off but doubled back for another look. From a different angle its not too bad I suppose – the ‘tongue’ is actually a fish – but that lifeless face! I can’t find much info except that it is called “Monumento ao Pescador” (Monument To The Fisherman) and was created by João Cutileiro. The town’s website describes the piece as ‘represented in a marble sculpture of various shades that illustrates the idealized figure of a fisherman with a fish’.
The idealized figure of a fisherman – oh dear – I know they have a very tough life – but……
Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here