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We arrived at Aeolia Island, a floating island where Aeolus Hippocrates, beloved of the immortal gods, lives. An indestructible wall of bronze surrounds it, and stands like bare rock.

Homer
The Odyssey, Canto X

From above, the platform of rock and earth, once sedimented by spurts that formed the veins of its anatomy and which today in its aridity detaches some stones that seek a course in the air, serves at its height as a balcony overlooking the sea and the sky. There, on the cliffs of Lima, the body that borders the city and the beach, the silent horizon that defines and confuses its boundaries according to the mood of the day, comes to meet you.

Sometimes clear and contrasting, other times diffuse and monochrome, at night uncertain. The horizon is drawn as the imaginary line that in his presence makes the passage of time visible. Sea, sky and land, are the geographical elements that make up the cliff of Lima in the entire length of the Costa Verde, whose length includes the location of the proposal in the district of San Miguel. The particularity of any object that operates in that extension, must review its territory first: the morphology of the place.

The sculpture must be thought of and implanted in a specific site, with a particular history and memory, seeking to be erected with property and autonomy without leaving aside the understanding of its particularity within the extensive platform of cliffs sculpted by the time that dresses the capital’s bay.

Four pieces are positioned at each cardinal point like a wind rose, cutting it and allowing it to blow through its interstices, making it and its visibility the main attraction of the proposal; the Aeolian, dwelling of the god of winds, Aeolus, floats letting itself be touched by time and the surrounding landscape: the contemplation, from the earth, of the sea, the sky, the stars, the mist and the wind, become the essence of the project.

Its structure, based on polygonal forms, serves as a guide for the contemplation and search for an awareness of the space and temporality in which we live, as well as for the understanding of the relationship between man and nature and the invariable need to understand it as reciprocal. Therefore, the presence of the materiality of the proposal, as a product of the reading of the place and its search for relevance, will contribute to the resignification of this link (subject-object) over and over again, with the spectator .