The Lorena Ochoa bronze sculpture has been removed from the Malecón in Puerto Vallarta and returned to the sculpting studios of creator Octavio González Gutiérrez for restoration, part of the city’s maintenance plans this summer.
The “Lorena Ochoa” sculpture was created by the artist Octavio Gonzalez Gutierrez to recognize her sporting career and role in holding high the name of Puerto Vallarta as the Tourism Ambassador of Jalisco.
In December, 2012, Lorena Ochoa, accompanied by government and tourism authorities, came to unveil her sculpture on the new extension of the Malecon.
The bronze work of art is over six feet tall, weighs over 350 pounds, and is one of the Malecon sculptures, located at one of the busiest areas of our tourism destination.
Lorena Ochoa is considered by experts to be one of the best Mexican athletes of all time. Besides, she has secured a place in the PGA Hall of Fame in 2015, since throughout her sports career she has tallied the points needed to belong to that group.
Since the sculpture’s placement, it has lost the golf club from the bronze statue and will be replaced and a detailed cleaning will be completed before returning to the Malecon. The Malecon in Puerto Vallarta hosts 12 bronze sculptures along the walk representing culture and history in Puerto Vallarta and around Mexico.