On January 12, 2011, Jiménez Deredia places the monumental marble sculpture “Arraigo” in his hometown Heredia in Costa Rica. “Arraigo” is a monumental work that comes from a 50-ton block of marble. From the white stone of Carrara emerges a seated woman who looks far, towards the future, with her hands clasping a sphere: the symbol of Costa Rican cultural identity.
This sculpture was exhibited during the summer of 2006 at the entrance of Palazzo Pitti in Florence in Italy and in front of the Colosseum on the occasion of the great exhibition of the artist of 2009 entitled “Deredia a Roma”. In this context, in January 2011, the Shopping Center “Paseo de las Flores” in Heredia decided to place inside its facilities the monumental artwork of the master as a tribute to his work and as a tribute to the city that saw his birth, with the desire to offer visitors the opportunity to share the enthusiasm that art gives to life.