An eight footed tentacle form, with three feet resting on the pedestal serving as a support. The tentacles are intentionally out of proportion, making it appear to be a living organism and giving it a certain degree of morbidity, yet with a smooth and polished surface, to achieve a pleasant sensual feeling, enhanced by the noble bronze material. A more open interpretation could identify the work with an asteroid in space, provided with a certain deliberate movement. The objective of Jesús Alberto Eslava Castillo is to reflect ideas, to establish a dialogue between the work of the sculpture and the spectator or, quite simply, to unveil life through beauty. He seeks to achieve elementary, naked forms -such as this star- to allow the beholder to contemplate its volumetric inlets and outlets, its lines of strength, in short, pure experimentation. His expressive austerity materialises in an abstract-geometric language using materials such as corten steel, bronze, iron or wood.
Francisco Javier Zubiaur
The Citadel and Vuelta del Castillo
Jesús Alberto Eslava, 1981
Figure: 85 x 120 x 22 cm. Pedestal: 85 x 57 x 57cm.
Installation: 1982. Location: Ciudadela (Citadel),next to the Oven.