North Vancouver artist Kate Murray

Sculpture by North Vancouver artist to be exhibited with ashes of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez
by Carlito Pablo on October 26th, 2015 at 2:10 PM

The coastal city that ignited the imagination of Gabriel García Márquez is going to be the literary giant’s final resting place. Cartagena in Colombia will be the home of a memorial for the author who wove magic and realism together in such novels as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
His ashes will be on exhibit starting in December, accompanied by a bronze bust created by North Vancouver artist Kate Murray.

Murray has been close to the family of García Márquez. She met the famous novelist and his wife Mercedes through one of their sons, Rodrigo García, a film director.

The British-born sculptor first did two busts of García Márquez and his wife Mercedes Barcha for the family’s collection. This commission was followed by a second model ordered by the author’s widow to accompany the García Márquez archive at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, opening on Wednesday (October 28).
 “I have had the good fortune to have known the family for many years,” Murray stated in a news release. “Words cannot express how humbled I feel to participate in this tribute to a most wonderful and respected man.”
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