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The Toast

Year: 2021

Piece nº 02 of this design.

Overall size: 29.8 x 19 x 2.8 cm.

Weight: 529.6 grams.

2 mm solid wood. of ramin, cherry, mansonia (African walnut), jatoba and mahogany.

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

My childhood in front of the Mediterranean Sea filled me with fantasies and fears. The storms, the waves and the shipwrecks, the stories of the Greeks and Romans arriving on the coast of Barcelona. Pirates, fugitives, armies, smugglers, merchants, adventurers, and athletes. And in recent times, the boats with African immigrants fleeing wars and poverty on their land.

Today the castaway is the old cricket, old Europe? A character who accompanies the little bear in some of my works. And the little teddy bear, my childhood pet, toasts with his African friends.

Art Nouveau waves, medieval ship and African masks.

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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.