Thomas Glassford, an American artist, sought to give “a new sense of place” to a plaza synonymous with Spanish destruction and Mexican dictatorship. “It’s part of the transformation of the mentality of this city,” said Felipe Leal, a prominent Mexican architect. “It’s like a flame or an eternal lamp. It can bring happiness.”
Please take a few moments and read Damien Cave’s excellent piece about the public artforms being created in Mexico. I highly recommend it, so I have included the link below.