Roberto Maestas Sculpture

The final touch to the plaza Roberto Maestas Project was a Sculpture made by Casto Solano. It is a public art piece, combining a Bronze Statue and interactive modern sculpture. The bronze statue is in honor of Roberto Maestas, a founder of El Centro de la Raza and leading advocate for social justice.

The modern sculpture, represents the Native American Tulalip “lifting the sky” story. Each part of it symbolizing an aspect of the story, the steel tubes represent the cedar trunks which were used to lift the sky, the curvilinear tubes represent the clouds in the sky and the colored panels represent a different culture: Blue, Native American; Yellow, Asian; Green, Latino, and Purple, African.