As reported on www.signonsandiego.com
ENCINITAS — Where else but in Encinitas would you get a surfing Madonna?
The city famous for its catchable waves and funky public art now has a new piece apparently installed by a brazen crew of bogus construction workers.
On an afternoon shortly before Earth Day and a few days prior to Easter, a group of men in hard hats installed a 10-foot square stained-glass mosaic of a surfing Our Lady of Guadalupe, complete with booties. “Save the Ocean” runs along the side of the mural. On the nose of her surfboard is the face of Saint Juan Diego who, according to legend, saw the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531.
On Monday, the identity of the artists was a closely-held secret among a select few in Encinitas.
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