Pointing to the Sky


The original idea of this work is based on the creation of an art installation composed of a group of spear shaped sculptures stuck into the sandy earth and lawn in the gardens of Huelva Museum.
These sculptures draw their inspiration from the remains of arrow heads and other arms found in the estuary La Ría de Huelva  in 1923.

They belong to a shipment that sank at the end of the Bronze Age (900-1000 BC).

Of all the remains found, the most important is a collection of swords, from which, The Empuñadura de Lengüeta stands out. Both the hilts and the blades speak of the persistencia de la Península  Española, de un tipo poco frecuente en el resto de Europa.  These arms were made and used for fighting, wars and battles; being pointed towards the enemy. In this installation the sword, knife and dagger shaped sculptures, are not pointed towards anybody but towards the sky and the open air. This is a way of expressing a ceasefire to our disputes, conflicts and wars that have done, and continue to do damage to humanity.

Mixed media: The ceramic pieces are made by hand, finished with a white engobe, Temperature   1250ºC

Mixed media: metal and ceramic.
Stoneware and porcelain modelling clay
 White stoneware engobe and finely ground chamotte.
Metal tubes with rust patinas.

Dimensions: Each spear measures two and a half metres