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Monday, 8 December 2008

El Peine Del Viento

At one end of San Sebastián's La Concha ('Shell') bay is a set of 3 steel sculptures by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). The work is called El Peine del Viento ('Comb of the Wind') and was completed in 1976. Whatever you think of these pieces - which are full of tension - they do seem to fit well into the environment of this often stormy bay.

I found an interesting, subtle, gently curving, striated rock formation close by this monumental, aggressively thrusting, masculine sculptural work. A feminine contrast formed of natural stone? A bit of yin and yang going on here perhaps...


The grizzled but still incorrigible scribe himself! said...

Man, that is some rock! Great shot, too. If I knew much about geology I'm sure that rock could tell a story.

As always, reading your blog makes me wish fervently to someday make the same journey along this ancient pathway.

Best wishes, Solitary—may your days bring adventure and your steps lead you ever closer to that which you so tirelessly seek.

Jay said...

I'm not a great fan of sculpture outside of art gardens/galleries or town centres, but those do indeed fit well into the shoreline scenery!

And I do love the natural rock!

Philip Werner said...

I own some Chilida prints given to me by my parents. They're powerful, but the earthworks are cool too.