© 2021 María José Rodríguez Escolar
Flowers and Stones, Brussels 2000-2006
Between 2000 and 2006 I resided in Brussels, the longest period in the same city outside Spain. After the exoticism of China, Morocco or Syria, the return to Europe, the rainy weather and the lack of light, it makes me withdraw into a certain sadness. Two elements will be the protagonists of this series: fragments of plant nature such as flowers, stems, roots, spikes within solitary anthropomorphic vases, which I classify into masculine and feminine; and mineral elements such as stones, rocks, lands… filling inertly, the lonely space of the painting.