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“SURFBOARDS". II. 203x46x36cm. 2017

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SCULPTURE.

Serie: SURFBOARDS 43 ͦ 33´ 02 N - 5 ͦ 37´ 35 O

Title: II

Technique: Oak wood and polypropylene keel.

Size: 203x46x36cm.

Year: 2017

Includes certificate of authenticity.

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SCULPTURE.

Serie: SURFBOARDS 43 ͦ 33´ 02 N - 5 ͦ 37´ 35 O

Title: II

Technique: Oak wood and polypropylene keel.

Size: 203x46x36cm.

Year: 2017

Includes certificate of authenticity.

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Oak wood sculpture based on the origin of surfing. Natural pieces of oak, reminiscent of primitive surfboards.

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SURFBOARDS 43 ͦ 33´ 02 N - 5 ͦ 37´ 35 O. 

Carlos García. 2013.

"SURFBOARDS 43 ͦ 33' 02 N - 5 ͦ 37' 35 O", one of my last sculptural projects that looks at the origin of surfing. An essential practice for centuries in many cultures around the world. Connection, fusion between man and nature, where respect and domination, acceptance and control, are part of this sport.

The pieces of this sculptural series rescue original pieces of oak with shapes that recall the origin of surfing and the unique adaptation of the shapes that bridle nature.

The coordinates of the title of the series, represent one of my waves and favorite places for surfing. The beach of Peñarrubia, next to Gijón (Asturias). A place of splendid beauty, where the rocky bottoms allow large and long waves.

As an anecdote, the first written reference that makes a direct reference to surfing, where in 1778 a British expedition led by Captain James Cook, sailing from Tahiti to North America, coincidentally found a group of islands unknown until then, and that subsequently They would call Hawaii Islands.

The expedition docked in the islands in order to trace them on the map and take note of their characteristics, as well as the way of life and customs of its inhabitants. But during their stay on the island of Hawaii, an argument with the Indians motivated by the theft of a boat ended with the death of Captain Cook by indigenous lances. Lieutenant James King took command of the expedition, and in the logbook he wrote down the first written reference about surfing that exists ...

"... One of their most common entertainments is performed in the water, when the sea is full, and the waves break on the coast. The men, between 20 and 30, go offshore, avoiding the waves; They are placed on an oval plate about the same height and width, they keep their legs together at the top and use their arms to guide the iron. They wait for a while until the bigger waves arrive, then all at the same time paddle with their arms to stay on top of the wave, and it drives them with an impressive speed; the art consists of guiding the iron so that they stay in the proper direction at the top of the wave as it changes direction. (...) "

2017.0189

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greater 175 cm

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