Remembering Puerto Vallarta
Remembering Puerto Vallarta by Sandy Scott
Wildlife Sculpture, Iguana in verdigris patina
11x13x5" Bronze Ed/50 ©2021 (number 2 available as pictured insitu)
"During the 1990s through 2008 Trish and I spent the first two weeks of December in Puerto Vallarta. The holiday season is lively and colorful in Mexico and one of the biggest celebrations is the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the days leading up to December 12. Nightly parades through cobbled streets, mariachi music, food, daytime off-shore fishing in a beautiful tropical setting . . . joyful days that defined our Christmas for many years.
I’m always on the lookout for animals indigenous to any area I visit and the green iguana is a common species seen in Puerto Vallarta. Men in white clothes would walk the beaches with the large captive lizard offering tourists a chance to have their picture taken with the creature wrapped around their neck. We preferred being at sea, fishing from an open panga with a captain, his mate, and an iced cooler for refreshments and the delectable fish that was cooked for us nightly at our favorite beach cantina."