Weather Sticks, 2018

60 pigmented ceramic elements
Dimensions variable

Weather Sticks are a group of 60 elements of pigmented ceramic - ranging from 25 to 75 cm long and 1.5 to 5 cm wide - of thin elongated stick-shaped forms. The pieces were baked at low temperature to preserve clay’s porosity so that they would react to an specific environment, absorbing its humidity. This work was produced for the XIV Bienal de Cuenca, in Ecuador, and for several weeks, the “sticks” were partly half-buried in the ground of a courtyard in Cuenca. The weather changes during that time got “imprinted” on the ceramic surface, leaving some visible permanent marks like darker spots and sinuous lines.