The 2016 art project scattered throughout Ca’n Picafort by acclaimed mallorquín artist Bennàssar is being described as the new Ithaca of the Mediterranean. The unknown is being made discoverable through his sculptures, who in return are carved, shaped and caressed by the sea. El Tesoro, Bennàssar’s third Station, an assortment of female figures, is testament to a desire of finding the mythical and to preserve and treasure (el tesoro) the known. They represent piety, goodness, beauty, hope and forgiveness.
His organic shaping of these forms expresses desire, love and passion. It also showcases his ambition to not meddle with the works materiality, but to combine the given with that of the inevitable: the rough forces of nature that continue to shape his work day-in and day-out.