Tamariua is a sculpture built by recovering an old trunk that I found on the sand of the Tamariua cove in Costa Brava.

I decided to cut the trunk in half in order to show the purity of the inside. This is a parallelism with the human being: despite all of life’s difficult experiences, there is always a pure inner essence that makes you who you are.

Lately, I’ve been collaborating with Petra, a stone atelier in Valencia that let me use all the material that is broken or irregular so I can recycle it for my volumes and this way it becomes useful again. I combined the wood with a piece of a rescued marble that has the same texture of the trunk.

I repaired the marble with the Kintsugi technique. The golden repaired crack has the shape of a new outbreak of a tree, symbolizing a new life for these two materials found and recovered.

Marble fromĀ Petra Stone Atelier.
Artwork presented at Loewe Craft Prize