Clay and straw
This installation ended with my desire for big physical realisations. It involved seven tons of clay, weeks of work, expenses over my possibilities, production and operative problems… I had few people helping me to produce the pieces. The atmosphere was too cold and humid at the warehouse were we store the pieces for drying, so they started moulding. We moved them outside, to the sun, and then started raining and we had to bring them back to the warehouse. This task had to be done several times, and it took a whole day of work each time, giving as result several broken pieces. It was quite tough emotionally; it is perhaps for this reason that the result seemed to me a miracle. It was installed in Galería Antonio de Barnola, in the old quarter of Barcelona. The light in the gallery was warm due to the reflection, and walking around was a great surreal experience. It really looked like an artificial desert. There were many visitors, but this was the first time in the history of my work (probably the only one) that I felt that something different, unique, was lost forever when we dismantled it.