The roundabout by Uga on the LZ-2 road from Arrecife to Playa Blanca is now home to three camels created by sculptor Paco Curbelo.
The installation of the camel family began on Wednesday morning, the giant sized male, female and baby camels have been sculpted out of red picón stone, collectively they weigh in the region of 3,000 kilos.
Mayor, Gladys Acuña thanked the Cabildo and the artist “who have materialised this municipal initiative to record forever the efforts of the men and women who shaped the landscape of La Geria and the work of the camel men of Uga who maintain their sustainable activity in Timanfaya linked to tourism." The Mayor also praised the work of Paco Curbelo who extraordinarily knew how to interpret what was required. The camel sculpture is also a gesture to several generations of families from the municipality of Yaiza and the island who have generously contributed towards the development of Lanzarote. Reference was also made to the vet at the cabaña camellar in Uga, which has become one of the most important in Europe over 30 years.
Paco Curbelo together with the help of several of his students from the art school Pancho Lasso began work on this project in September last year. This artist already has 25 sculptures located across Lanzarote & Fuerteventura, such as the boat on the roundabout at the entrance to Puerto Calero.
The camel statues are finished and the roundabout looks fabulous. There's a layby with an information board paying tribute to the camel so cars can pull off the roundabout to find out more details and take photographs.