by Tomás Alonso
“These are some of the things that come to mind when looking at this image. Focusing on the surroundings rather than the sweet smile of the young girl, central character in the picture, we can imagine a long pier stretching into the sea. A pier with with old wood pylons that show a mark of the water and its tides, corroding, eroding, growing a patina on that wood with the pass to time. This corrosion extends not just to the wood, but virtually any material touched by this environment.
Commissioned for the exhibition Vera Chapter Two, Metals is a series of objects made from pieces of copper and mild steel that could have been found in the sea shore. A series of objects whose shapes are the result of very basic manipulations to standard industrial metal extrusions and in which the function is insinuated rather than dictated.”