Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Dallas
Texas

N Pearl Street / Bryan Street
(Cancer Survivors Plaza)

Cancer… There's Hope

Victor Salmones
1989

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Description

Sculpture group, five figures - an elderly couple, a man with a young child and a woman entering a maze; a couple with a boy are leaving the maze.

Dallas - Cancer… There's Hope Dallas - Cancer… There's Hope Dallas - Cancer… There's Hope

Information Sign

"this sculpture, "cancer… there's hope"
is the last work of the
world renowned sculptor,
victor salmones.
he claimed it to be his finest, a labor of love.
the back five figures are cancer patient and
their supporters preparing to enter
treatment, represented by the maze.
notice the fear, determination and hope on
their faces in contrast
to the joy of the front three
signifying successful treatment."

Richard & Annette Bloch
Cancer Survivors Park

 
"esta escultura, "cáncer… hay esperanza"
es el ultimo trabajo del famoso escultor
victor salmones.
él reclamó que fue su mejor un labor de amor.
las 5 figuras de atrás son pacientes de cáncer y
sus sostenedores preparandose para entrar a
tratamiento, representado por el laberinto.
observe el miedo. la determinación y la esperanza
de cada rostro en contraste
de la alegría de las tres figuras de enfrente."

 

Richard & Annette Bloch
Cancer Survivors Park

Annotation

Two weeks after he finished this sculpture was found that the sculptor had cancer and he died shortly afterward.

Richard and Annette Bloch want to build a Cancer Survivors Park in every city over one million metropolitan population in the United States and Canada. Each park is totally unique, but three fundamental components are present in each park:

  1. A sculpture as a focal point. Created by the renowned Mexican sculptor, Victor Salmones, it is eight life-size figures passing through a maze depicting cancer treatments and success. It is placed in the most visible point in the park for passers-by because it needs no explanation. People can walk among the figures, touch them, walk through the maze and generally visualize themselves being helped. It is moving.
  2. A Positive Mental Attitude Walk. This is an area that a person can stroll through, meditate and read some 14 plaques; 4 are inspirational and 10 are specific suggestions on fighting cancer.
  3. The Road to Recovery. This consists of 7 bronze plaques with common sense advice to use during treatment.

Sculptor

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Location N 32°47'9" W 96°47'43"

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