Tribute to Gladys

LAKA, Xabier (Bizkaia, Ondarroa 1954)

Ensemble of three female figures in maternal poses.

  • Artist: LAKA, Xabier (Bizkaia, Ondarroa 1954)
  • Material: Grey limestone from Mutriku
  • Measurements: 92 x 40 x 50 cm // 65 x 30 x 40 cm / 47 x 34 x 40 cm
  • Signed: Cannot be seen
  • Dated: Cannot be seen
  • Period: 4th quarter 20th century
  • Location: Egia (Cristina Enea Park)

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Work made in memory of Gladys del Estal Ferreño, a young ecologist from San Sebastián who was 23 years old when she was killed by the Civil Guard in Tudela on 3rd June 1979 during an anti-nuclear demonstration. During the International Day of Action Against Nuclear Energy, the anti-nuclear committees of the southern Basque Country organised a day of action in Tudela (Navarre) to bring Lemoiz to a halt in response to the National Energy Plan and against the Bardenas firing range. Just over two months earlier, on 28th March 1979, Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear power station, near Harrisburg, had suffered the most serious accident in the nuclear history of the USA.