© 2021 María José Rodríguez Escolar
Sand Boxes, Damascus 1998-1999
The work I made in Damascus in 1998 and 1999 is composed of several wooden boxes each of which contains an image and a text. The subject of both the images and the texts is related to the concept of divine and human creation and their destiny. Ruins are seen as the inevitable fate of human creation and nature as the last and privileged witness and onlooker of the human works. Bare mountains, carved by the erosion of the rain and the wind that has produced sculptural forms the grandiosity of which overwhelms me, stand in front of the solitary ruins and challenge them.