Cancer, There Is Hope
Title: Cancer, There Is Hope
Artist: Salmones, Victor (1937-1989)
Location: Hermann Park
The bronze sculpture Cancer, There Is Hope stands in a traffic circle in Hermann Park. It was cast in 1990, shortly after the 1989 death of its creator, Mexican sculptor Victor Salmones. It was given to the City by the Richard and Annette Bloch Foundation. It was dedicated on May 16, 1993. Bloch, himself a cancer survivor, and his wife have donated copies of this sculpture to several other cities.
Victor Salmones (1937-1989) was born in Mexico City and, after a stint in commercial art, attended the Instituto de Bellas Artes. He opened a sculpture studio in Cuernavaca in 1966, and won several prestigious art prizes during the course of his career.
Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance