A monumental temporary public art exhibit is on display on the waterfront of San Diego Bay at Ruocco Park. Our Silences, by the Mexican artist Rivelino, consists of 10 large bronze figures, each standing 11½-feet tall. Metal plates covering the figures’ mouths represents the importance of freedom of expression. Our Silences also features a 6½-foot tall steel cube called a Braille box, which contains smaller scale models of the sculptures that people can touch and feel through openings in its sides. The artwork, on view until approximately April 15, has been exhibited in 14 countries, including Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the U.K., and Mexico. This is the first time that it has been exhibited in the U.S. (www.portofsandiego.org)

Our Silences by Rivelino

Our Silences by Rivelino

Photo by Allan Tait