Cobbled Together

Sometimes a collection of individual parts can create a remarkable new whole:

cobbler1cobbler2I came across this statue – about 20ft high – on a roundabout in the small town of Almodovar in Portugal’s Alentejo region. The town used to be know as ‘cobbler land’ because of the high number of shoemakers.

The statue is made of all kinds of miscellaneous metal items. The straps of the cobbler’s apron are made from the chains off some type of tracked vehicle (I think!) and the top of the apron is formed from two old sewing machines and the rest out of circular saw blades.

One of the many things I love about Portugal is the amount – and variety – of public art on roundabouts.

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4 responses to “Cobbled Together”

  1. Sharon Bonin-Pratt says :

    What a wonderful sculpture. Thanks for sharing it with your insightful post.

  2. Jill Weatherholt says :

    How creative and big! I wonder how long it took the artist to design such an unusual piece. Thanks for sharing.

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