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The Balloon Trip

Year: 2021

Piece nº 01 of this design.

Overall size: 28.8 x 18.5 x 2.9 cm.

Weight: 500.9 grams.

2 mm solid wood. maple, cherry, oak, jatoba and mahogany. 

Iroko veneer on the back and side finishes with chalk paint on the plywood board used as structural support.

When I was little, my pet was a teddy bear. My window showed the horizon of the Mediterranean Sea, ships, planes, birds and clouds. What is beyond the horizon? If I swim out in a straight line, which African country will I reach? If the waves are very strong, will they reach my window?

I always go back to childhood, with clean drawings and exciting experiences, like the three-dimensionality of this work; although the result of this return is expressed stained by the weight of my age. Sullied, inevitably, by the disappointment, anger or sadness that cloud my adult eyes.

The Balloon Trip
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This is a small work, delicate in its details and complex in its three-dimensionality, made with the best solid woods. Wood cut with laser light and glued with great care.

This is the first and only piece made in 2021 with this design.

This design is always built with different woods, being sold as a unique piece identifiable through its grain, recognizable in the archival photographic references that the author makes of each piece and shows on this website. An unambiguous form of identification.

This piece is only sold upon request. Given the complexity of its execution, it may take a minimum of four weeks to finish and deliver.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the author.

This piece is shipped in a cardboard box, protected inside with extra-firm foam (density 40 kg per cubic meter) and outside with plastic protection.

I recommend not exposing this piece to direct sunlight, or high temperatures or places with high humidity: solid wood is a living and delicate material that must be protected. If necessary, any dust that may accumulate can be removed with a soft brush. The piece was only polished with natural wax: it does not contain varnishes or dyes.

The piece has a built-in hanger on the back (it does not appear in the photograph), in case you want to hang it on a wall.