- Posted September 8, 2012 by
Brazilian Sea Goddess
IReport by Bruce Jones , Rio de Janeiro Brazil Spanish artist Juame Plensa, created this giant sculpture of marble and resin, as a tribute to Yemanja, an Orisha or "deity" of the Sea, in the Yoruba religion of Africa and the Candomble and Umbanda religions in Brazil. With Sugarloaf Mountain as it's backdrop, the sculpture rises out of the sea at Rio de Janeiro's Botafogo beach. The work will be on display until September 28, 2012 as part of the OiR - Other Ideas for Rio project.