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Jama/Manabi/Ecuador –  Yesterday’s post hinted at a new project that’s underway in this cowboy town: “Jama DOES have one amazing work of art under construction. Thankfully it won’t be burned, but this project in progress deserves its own post.”

No, those cross sections of bamboo are not for a giant tic-tac-toe board!

Unless you passed over the bridge in \jama, you might be totally baffled. Unless you passed over the bridge in Jama, you might be totally baffled.

Gallivanta replied, “I am looking forward to that work of art :)”

The hands of the artist Rycardo Alcivar

The hands of the artist Rycardo Alcivar

The highly-talented artist/sculptor Rycardo Alcivar often undertakes an end-of-year bamboo sculpture near the Jama River bridge on the outskirts of Jama.

RECIPE:  Take 200 large sections of bamboo,  200 meters of fabric and 200 sticks for a hot-glue gun…

Any guesses?

Any guesses?

Bente added, “Work of art? waiting for it! :)” 

…70 pounds of nails, 210 pounds of wire, 3 ‘pistols’ of silicon…

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…6 volunteers, one full time…

Rycardo and Ignacio

Rycardo and Ignacio

…12 gallons of paint; 80 spray cans of paint…

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...7 weeks and counting…

Does anyone have a clue?

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Would you like a closer look?

Please, please, come inside!  OSHA's not watching!

Please, please, come inside! OSHA’s not watching!

Stay tuned… Follow-up’s coming!

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