A BRIDGE FROM SCULPTURE

Bridges, their planning and construction, have always been the private domain of the engineer. What can one say about a sculptor working in this field?
This is the question that I seek to answer in this22 small-format sculptures of imaginative bridges made from steel, stone and wood, crafted over three years in my workshop in Chile. One of the sculptures would become a real, life-sized project, built in Toronto, Canada,” Puente de Luz” while others sought to deepen my understanding of the theme.
In the stage of the gestation of the project I operated as a sculptor, which is to say I studied the fundamental, internal form of the structure, and the well understood skeletons and armatures of several common things:
A horse is a bridge that walks on 4 points of contact on the ground.
A boat is a bridge that moves over the water.
A stone arch is a bridge that exists due to its own weight.
A suspension bridge has a thousand entrances and exits and moves upon a central axis.
A fish is a bridge of elastic structure whose support pillars constantly change in the water.
A drawbridge is a door that closes by lifting itself up.
A feather is a bridge between the wind and flight, but the internal structure of a feather has its interior, arches, saw blades and swords.
A paddle is a bridge between an arm and the water.
A rainbow is a bridge of light.

 

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Primeros bocetos Puente de Luz (First sketches) – 2009
Primeros bocetos Puente de Luz (First sketches) – 2009
Primeros bocetos Puente de Luz (First sketches) – 2009
Primeros bocetos Puente de Luz (First sketches) – 2009
Maqueta puente de luz (Bridge maquet) – 2009
Maqueta puente de luz (Bridge maquet) – 2009

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente de Luz – 2009 al 2012 – Steel – 5 x 100 x 5 mts – Toronto, Canada

Puente Castillo – 2009/2012 – Forged Steel – 45 x 255 x 40 cm

Wheels Bridge – 2009 – Forged Steel – 30 x 120 x 50 cm

Puente Pluma de Acero – 2011 – Forged Steel – 30 x 210 x 17 cm

Puente Huella – 2011 – Forged Steel – 10 x 232 x 14 cm

Puente Concord – 2011 – Forged Steel – 37 x 226 x 26 cm

Rosa Nautica / Spadina Road – Toronto – Canada / 2007 / Steel / 20 x 18 x 18 mt.

Puente Canoa – 2011 – Forged Steel – 85 x 210 x 40 cm

Puente Arquero – 2011 – Forged Steel – 21.5 x 160 x 50 cm

Puente colgante de acero – 2011 – Forged Steel – 85 x 150 x 40 cm

Puente colgante de acero – 2011 – Forged Steel – 85 x 150 x 40 cm

Puente colgante de piedra – 2011 – Forged Steel – 85 x 150 x 40 cm

Puente colgante de piedra – 2011 – Forged Steel – 85 x 150 x 40 cm

Puente Balanza – 2011 – Forged Steel – 40 x 70 x 15 cm

Puente Levadizo – 2011 – Forged Steel – 48 x 150 x 20 cm

Puente Levadizo – 2011 – Forged Steel – 48 x 150 x 20 cm

Puente Mirador – 2011 – Forged Steel – 70 x 130 x 40 cm

Rosa Nautica / Spadina Road – Toronto – Canada / 2007 / Steel / 20 x 18 x 18 mt.

Puente Águila 2011 – Forged Steel – 50 x 120 x 60 cm

Puente Águila 2011 – Forged Steel – 50 x 120 x 60 cm

Puente Águila 2011 – Forged Steel – 50 x 120 x 60 cm

Puente Equus – 2011 – Forged Steel – 42 x 150 x 20 cm

Puente Equus – 2011 – Forged Steel – 42 x 150 x 20 cm

Puente Oboe – 2011 – Forged Steel – 20 x 244 x 20 cm

Puente Pez Sierra – 2011 – Forged Steel – 40 x 215 x 13 cm

Puente Pluma – 2011 – Forged Steel – 30 x 210 x 17 cm

Puente Pluma de cóndor – 2011 – Wood – 38 x 227 x 10 cm

Puente Pluma – 2011 – Wood – 38 x 227 x 10 cm

Puente Pluma – 2011 – Wood – 38 x 227 x 10 cm

Puente Cometa – 2011 – Forged Steel and Granite – 210 x 230 x 50 cm

Puente Cometa – 2011 – Forged Steel and Granite – 210 x 230 x 50 cm

Puente Giratorio – 2011 – Forged Steel and Granite – 58 x 115 x 43 cm

Puente Giratorio – 2011 – Forged Steel and Granite – 58 x 115 x 43 cm

Puente Giratorio – 2011 – Forged Steel and Granite – 58 x 115 x 43 cm

Puente Volcán Tupungato – 2012

Collecting trip basalt stone, Tupungato volcano area -2012

Puente al Tupungato – 2011 – Granite and Basalt – 115 x 160 x 65 cm

Puente Río Colorado – 2011 – Granite and Basalt – 57 x 230 x 52 cm

Puente Balanza de piedra – 2012 – Forged Steel and Basalt – 224 x 240 x 30 cm

Puente Balanza de piedra – 2012 – Forged Steel and Basalt – 224 x 240 x 30 cm

Puente Vizcachas – 2012 – Granite and basalt – 104 x 177 x 60 cm

Puente Laguna negra – 2012 – Granite and basalt – 70 x 170 x 81 cm

Puente Mokomiro – 2011 – Granite – 73 x 260 x 90 cm

Puente Mokomiro – 2011 – Granite – 73 x 260 x 90 cm