The Subtle Stone-Eater: A Sculpture that Perfectly Blends Bronze and Obsidian
Standing nearly eight feet tall, this unique bronze and obsidian sculpture was created by artist Jonás Gutiérrez.
Located on the Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón, it is the representation of a standing character who is about to eat a stone, so the name by which this sculpture is known could not be more accurate: “El Sutil Comepiedras” (The Subtle Stone-Eater).
Inaugurated on October 14th, 2006, the most outstanding details of this sculpture are the curvy metal edges, the flexible contours of the piece, the plump black abdomen, the iridescent obsidian surface shining in the sun and the physiognomy reminding a clown.
Jonás Gutiérrez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1966. He began sculpting in 1980, when he helped create “La Estampida”, a renowned sculpture strategically located in his hometown.