San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Artist at Work

TAKING Shape: Alejandro Hernández, from Coronado, watchessculptor Efraín Romero work in the central park of Barva, amountain town northwest of San José, as part of the SecondAnnual National Sculptors’ Symposium. The event, which beganSunday, features nine sculptors from throughout the country, whoare given identical prime materials – this year, they are usingblocks of marble that measure 190 x 70 x 50 centimeters – andhave 14 days to complete their sculptures. Romero said his piecewill depict an alchemist.

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