ARTINGENIUM is coordinating the project currently being developed by Cristina Iglesias in the interior of the lighthouse on the island of Santa Clara, in the city of Donostia-San Sebastian.
This will be her first sculpture in her native city, and one of her most important public artistic works and interventions.
La Casa del Faro [The Lighthouse] will be a space for reflection and communication. A large cast bronze vessel will contain an artistic recreation of the original seabed of the bay and surrounding coast. The water in the pool will flow in and out as the tide does.
The project and artwork itself will be sustainable, maintaining a constant dialogue with nature. One of its primary goals is to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our seas and oceans. The work demonstrates art’s capacity to transform places, and give voice to such important and topical challenges, as sustainability and the need to protect the ocean.