Cyclus, an art installation at LaCaixa Foundation.
Sculpture by Carla Cascales, photography by Silvia Conde.
The Earth is a marvelous place that needs to be respected and protected. Life here is in cycles, where all elements fit perfectly in order to guarantee the well-being of all living creatures. Humans are a part of it too. However, because of our behaviour, we have stopped respecting them. The changes that have happened during the past decades have brought us to an uncertain future. This exhibition is not telling us what we already know. Instead, it wants to confirm that there is hope.
The installation consists of several Sapeli-wood hanging sculptures. They reflect the beauty and the balance of the cycles. On the walls, there are pictures taken in Paratge de Tudela, a natural space that we have taken as an example of that hope. Back in the 60s, this area was hardly damaged by touristic exploitation. In 2005, the Spanish Government recovered it and restore it. Today is one of the most magical spots in the Natural Park of Costa Brava, in Catalunya, thanks to its extraordinary geology. The textures of the rocks, eroded during millions of years by the Mediterranean water and the Tramontana wind, are represented on the hand carving of the surface of the sculptures.