Together with Ramiz Barquet, Octavio Gonzalez is one of the prolific Vallarta sculptors. The best known is the Vallarta Whale, but close by you'll find the Orcas, beautiful whales that visit the Banderas Bay regularly.
The sculpture depicts one of Octavio Gonzalez's favorite subjects, sea life, in this case, a group of 4 orcas or killer whales swimming in the ocean.
The sculpture is found in front of the Velas Vallarta hotel in the Marina area. It is well placed in a lovely lush garden that very much follows the style of the hotel itself, green jungle-like vegetation. One of the special aspects of the sculpture is the fountain that actually gives it a life of its own.
Octavio Gonzalez Gutierrez participated in the sculpting of the Friendship Fountain on the Malecon, the Vallarta Whale and more than 60 other bronze sculptures in Vallarta and other cities around the country and internationally. Born in Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jalisco, he has lived most of his life in Puerto Vallarta and is a very simple man, who started sculpting as a hobby and has no formal studies in art, so humble is he that he doesn't even sign his sculptures.
More on the artist: http://www.octavioarteenbronce.com
Author: M. A. Gallardo