Houston Art: Huge sculpture depicting a traditional Hispanic cooking tool built to highlight Mexican culture

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HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Holy guacamole! There’s a new art installation in Houston that’ll catch your eye and possibly your appetite.

You don’t see something like this every day: A huge molcajete, that’s the Spanish term for mortar and pestle and the Aztec word for “seasoning” and “bowl”.

Artist Jesus Medel Cantu created the sculpture and said he wanted to represent Mexico’s indigenous culture.

Hispanics traditionally use this stone bowl to grind salsa or guacamole.

ABC13 host Mayra Moreno shared on Twitter a picture of her mother’s molcajete, which she uses daily to grind up fresh salsa, to show the average size of the instrument used to create a delicious and popular staple.

If you would like to visit the giant sculpture, you can do so at the Leonel Castillo Community Center at 2101 South Street.

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