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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Many people ask, what does that sculpture mean? It’s like a large nail called “Cincel” (Chisel), which tributes the most symbolic tool of the work of the sculptors. It’s a work that works as a reference itself. Located on the corner of Alicia Moreau de Justo and Macacha Güemes, the Chisel was designed by Jorge Gamarra, and joins a large number of sculptures which beautify the docks.

The popular inventiveness renamed as “The nail monument” but it’s much more than that. The Cincel is a large quebracho tree stick which becomes art and a tribute to artists at the same time. Interested in industrial modeling, Gamarra has always mixed the different forms of art to develop a unique style. Self-taught in art, Gamarra’s work has always been marked by innovation.

This Chisel is six meters tall (the head is 90 centimeters wide), and was created in 1994 for the First Summit of Sculptors in Palermo neighborhood. He brought the quebracho tree piece from the Atlantic Coast and carved it for almost a week to develop the masterpiece.

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