Tuesday, August 22, 2006

La Tehuana fountain

Created in 1935 by San Diego sculptor Donal Hord, this gorgeously detailed stone fountain is called La Tehuana and is located in the courtyard of the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. It was made as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) / Federal Art Project, a program that provided jobs for unemployed artists during the Great Depression.

3 Comments:

Blogger Marie McC said...

How beautiful! Well captured, and you chose the right time of day for good lighting. Onto the Best of DP list for this one!

Wed Aug 23, 06:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stu "El Ingl├ęs" Harris said...

Thankyou for providing the info on this fountain. I've often admired it but never knew its history. How many wedding photos do you think it has featured in? 10,000,000 maybe???

Wed Aug 23, 06:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kim said...

Even before reading your commentary, the style of this sculpture made me think "30s." So many wonderful works of art and also public infrastructure such as dams, roads, campsites and fireplaces and trails, etc., that benefit us today came out of those WPA projects.
-Kim

Thu Aug 24, 12:34:00 PM PDT  

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