The project called "This too shall pass" started one year ago when we started building the big wood sculpture. A big 20 meters girl in meditation pose to be installed in Valencia city center for the Fallas (traditional celebration of the city). The big sculpture was built to be burned on the 19th of March, as a ritual. But due of Coronavirus crisis, Fallas had to be postponed, and the big meditation sculpture didn´t have its moment.
As a response to this crazy situation, we decided to add a big surgical mask to the face of the sculpture. Sudently this image became a symbol of peace and calm, unity and solidarity.
Because of public support, the Valencia governement decided to just burn the body of the sculpture and keep the face with the mask in the square, until this crisis ends.
location: Valencia, Spain