Witness To Freedom
Title: Witness To Freedom
Artist: Toro, Rosalinda
Medium: Bronze, Ceramic Mosaic on Concrete
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
The military memorials in Veterans Memorial Park spread out across its grounds. A round central plaza contains bronze reproductions of sixteen highly regarded United States military medals for discipline, courage, and sacrifice. A curved seating wall is decorated with tile mosaics of twenty official campaign ribbons.
Nearby, vertical sculptures suggest stylized trees from the battlegrounds of America’s wars: plantain for the Spanish-American War; laurel for the European battlegrounds of World Wars I & II; and bamboo for Korea and Vietnam.
The artwork is the product of Rosalinda Toro, a native of South America and a longtime citizen of the United States. She has been a resident of Houston since 1999, and has some forty major pieces in the area, some gracing Spark Parks. All told, she has created around 300 commissioned pieces
Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance