Art Transforms

To add to the beauty and enjoyment for residents and visitors to Cabo San Lucas, a project is underway by the Solmar Group to install a bronze sculpture in honor of the fishing community that will add to the economic vitality as well as a visual attraction to the area. The monumental sculpture will be located in front of the landmark restaurant, Romeo & Julieta. Hector Herrera, well-known Mexican artist has offered to create the bronze entitled Cardúmen, meaning shoal, which is described as any group of fish that congregates for social reasons.

The community can help in this planned gift by assisting with the funding for this worthy
cause. In order to finance the project, Herrera is offering for sale lithographs of several
pieces of his original art currently displayed at Romeo & Julieta Restaurant, of which there
are five variations. Three of the paintings are of horse riders, one is a giant cactus or
cardón and another of a large, flowering tree.

Born in Mexico City, now calling Ensenada home, Herrera works in several mediums,
mixing between paint and inks to bronze. His head sculptures are profound and dramatic,
and his portrait style has an amazing force and strength. With a degree in Visual Arts,
having received numerous awards and art commissions, and now coordinating the Center
of Residences and Artistic Exchange in Ensenada, Herrera is the ultimate choice for
committing to this mammoth project. All proceeds from the sale of the lithographs will

benefit the sculpture, a 3-year project, at a cost of approximately $4 million pesos or
about $
200,000 USD.

Visitors and residents of the Cabo San Lucas community can work together to bring the
transformation of the power of the arts to the community. Contact to for more information.

Written by Sandra A. Berry