University of New Mexico ‘Fiesta Dancers’ sculpture restored
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A famous sculpture by the late Luis Jimenez at the University of New Mexico has been restored.
KRQE-TV reports the restoration of “Fiesta Dancers,” a standing piece of Hispanic dancers, recently was completed after university officials noticed it was showing its age.
Silo Workshop carefully applied new layers of paint to bring back the piece’s original vibrancy.
Jimenez crafted the sculpture in 1996, and it sits in the middle of campus.
Students now will be in charge of the sculpture’s yearly maintenance.
Jimenez was killed in his studio in Hondo, New Mexico, in June 2006, after a sculpture fell on him.