House-Museum of the Farmer & the Monument to Fertility (Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)

House-Museum of the Farmer & the Monument to Fertility (Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)

October 2020 Issue

House-Museum of the Farmer & the Monument to Fertility (Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)


Rising to a height of 49 feet from the center of Lanzarote — fourth largest of Spain's Canary Islands — is a unique sculpture that is part of the island's Casa-Museo del Campesino y Monumento a la Fecundidad (House-Museum of the Farmer and the Monument to Fertility). Attractions include a museum of local handcrafts and a restaurant inside an underground volcanic cave.

Created from old water tanks by Jésus Soto in 1968 (following a design by native artist César Manrique), the sculpture is an example of the type of art César began creating in the mid 1960s in an effort to safeguard the island's natural heritage and culture.

Twelve correct answers were submitted naming the location shown in the picture in the August 2020 issue, and KAREN WAGNER of Monarch Beach, California, won the drawing. We thank Rick Sinding of Princeton, New Jersey, for submitting the photo.

Correct answers were submitted by:

Cynthia Anchondo, Moreno Valley, CA; Maria Cueto, Weehawken, NJ; Jane & Clyde Holt, Hinesburg, VT; Karyn Kandell, Kyoto, Japan; Donna Peterson, Patch Grove, WI; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Pam Ross, Louisville, KY; Jennifer Schultz, Northbrook, IL; Eric Tobin, Doylestown, PA; Jonathan van Bilsen, Port Perry, ON, Canada; WINNER: Karen Wagner, Monarch Beach, CA; James A. White, Omaha, NE.