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Jaume Plensa, 7 poets Andorra 2014
In much of my work, I always tried to introduce poetry.
Poetry as a celebration of the poet
as a key personality in society.
In an anonymous way
poets nourish society and help the human being grow.
The poet's great personality helps us become better.
It's a small tribute to the poet.
Why do I say that?
Because poet, soul, emotion,
all the things that sometimes overcome us,
which seem to have no purpose
because they are intangible, can't be measured or
have no weight or measurements
we say "that's poetry".
But almost in disparagement.
No! They're so important because they're poetic.
Through a coincidence in life
this plaza is in a very beautiful place,
it is compressed between two mountains
and gives even more strength to this valley.
It seems the only way out is towards the sky.
Which gives it ever more spirituality.
And this piece suits because to see it, you have to look up.
It makes you look up.
It fulfils the whole metaphor of the poet,
which is to lift our spiritual awareness.
The ancient cultures compared humans to birds because
they are the only animals born on earth with the ability to fly.
And this image of birds and mankind
can only be explained through poetry.
with Banca Privada d'Andorra,
with the Cierco family, with Joan Pau
comes from a shared love of art.
They have a collection of my works
which, in my view, is very important.
But they lacked a piece in public,
in their city, in their country.
contacted me 20 years ago to do a piece here
but for many reasons it was not possible then
It has been worth waiting 20 years.
This piece is marvellous. This is the piece.
Things come at the right moment
and with the right people.
I think this has been a wonderful conjunction
with the Ciercos, the Mayor, Rosa, who gave me her support
and myself, since I had the right work ready.
These three things worked out: it's a miracle in a public space.
It's not only the artist's success,
but also the angels who protect him.
And here I found them.
Turn on the lights!
7 poets, 2013 Jaume Plensa
Sculptural group donated by: Banca Privada d'Andorra to the Commune of Andorra la Vella
Location: Pl. Lídia Armengol Andorra la Vella Principality of Andorra
Date of inauguration: 21 January 2014
Production and editing: Alca Films