Final Fool

“El sutil comepiedras,” The Subtle Stone Eater. An ironic title for this bronze and obsidian sculpture by Jonás Gutiérrez on Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón? Is this an allegory for fruitless and unrestrained consumption? Dissipation heedless of the costs? Is this reference to the myth of Cronus? An end to the sacrificing of children in the battle for dominance. My children, but not yours? The swaddling of a stone? A final drop in a ballooning emptiness? The final fool?

2024, AI, Photo-Composite, Puerto Vallarta