This is one of my latest proposals in Mexico and the result of my collaboration with Sordo Madaleno Architects and GSM, Mexico City.
My intention was to produce an iconic piece inspired by this ancient culture; a steel giant measuring over forty metres and weighing a hundred tons standing on a single foot, an abstract representation of an Aztec god providing protection and guidance and serving as a symbol of the identity of an entire culture.
To speak of art in Mexico is to talk about colour; colour as a basic resource and an elementary means of making the harmony of proportions, planes and forms visible.
The colour red brings greater plasticity to the sculpture, in a dialogue with the sky, the landscape and the steel itself, visually giving rise to a series of forms along with the buildings that surround it.
Just like the ancient obelisks, historically, a monumental sculptural work creates a nexus between the surrounding architecture and the human beings who experience it from its nearby location and scale.