Crater

2,17 m x 2,09 m x 0.81 m, steel tubes, 2017

Concept
The work was developed for the 9th Bienal of Lanzarote and inspired by the work of Agustín Espinosa: Lancelot 28º-7º. Guía integral de una isla atlántica, written between 1928 and 1929. In his book he offers a new vision, a pure and primitive view of the island of Lanzarote.

In one of the drawings of the book there is a sketch of a volcano that he calls the “red bu” represented by some lines and a circle as the crater. Taking this image as a starting point, I decided to create the volume of a crater by a simple collection of lines in the space, as a kind of imaginary crater in between nature and artificial representation.


Detail

Installation View, MIAC, 2017

Realization of the work


Programming the sculpture


Render Image

The parametrical sculpture was programed with a 3D software. The structure is composed by 96 triangles of 16x16m steel tubes. All dimensions of the each triangle, length and angle of each side as well as it height, were exported as a list and then produced in handmade.


Welding of triangles


Finished structure before painting

The realization of the work was kindly suported by the Cabildo de Lanzarote and shown at the 9th Bienal of Lanzarote in 2017/2018 at MIAC, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Castillo de San José, Arrecife, Lanzarote.