In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of South Padre Island has displayed a three-piece set by artist Javier Marin of Mexico.
The work of art, entitled “The Three Colossal Heads,” consists of Cabeza Vainilla, which is Spanish for vanilla. This is a bearded male’s head that weighs 1.3 tons. Then there’s Cabeza Cordoba – the upside-down head of a woman weighing in at 1,763 pounds. Cabeza Chiapas is a more abstract interpretation of a human head that weighs 1,984 pounds. The heads, which are visible upon crossing the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway onto the Island, were made from polyester resin and iron, a mixture which the artist has applied for a patent.