Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft this morning unveiled large face masks on the sculptures on Eastern Avenue immediately south of the I-215 Southern Beltway.
The light blue face masks, adorned with the hashtag #MaskUp and the County’s “People First” logo, were placed on the two head statues installed in the median in October 2017.
Anyone venturing out into public spaces should wear a face covering and practice social distancing in order to comply with the governor's directive aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
The Eastern Avenue sculptures are called “Norte y Sur,” which means “North and South” in Spanish. The 4,000-pound sculptures face north and south and are made of mild steel.
They were designed by local artist Luis Varela-Rico, who reportedly was inspired to create the works after seeing on a trip to Mexico large sculptures created by the Aztecs and Mayans.
The sculptures are 7 feet wide from ear to ear, 7 feet tall, and were created as part of Clark County’s “Centered” art median project that created artwork in 10 different street medians across the Las Vegas Valley.
The masks are 7 feet long and 4 feet tall.