Installation comprised of a group of coral fossils from the Cretaceous period (60-120 million years ago) that adopts and protects corals as it travels along exhibition venues. The fossils were found 900 meters above sea level in the Pyrenees Mountain Range, at what used to be a tropical sea of clear warm waters populated by coral reefs, foraminifera and other marine creatures. While these fossils are the result of extended and gradual geologic change, most contemporary coral reef systems on Earth are turning to stone under the warming waters, as the effects of climate change escalate towards uncertain futures.
The fossils that give shape to the installation are hung directly on the wall, casting a shadow that moves throughout the day, monitoring time. In its trajectory, the traces of a now fading sea appears painted directly on the wall. The image of the sea becomes most evident when both the projected shadow and the painted wall area occupy the same space for a few minutes throughout the day.
Hosting venues so far:
Pinacoteca Eduardo Úrculo, Langreo, Asturias. As part of Art Nalón National Prize