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Draws bathing man using floating pool tubes
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Draws bathing man using floating pool tubes

spanish artist santiago morilla has floated a site-specific intervention in the reservoir of ses artigues at alaró, mallorca. buoyantly hovering on the surface of an enclosed blue-green pool is ‘invisible bath’, a man of gigantic proportions drawn with humble materials: polystyrene foam tubes, reeds and strings. the character’s two limbs, feet and phallus gently sway on the water’s edge, whose raft-like legs are highlighted by their bright yellow color, suspended over the botanical background of the lush reservoir. the presence of the legs transforms the secluded water reserve into a sort of bathtub, humorously illustrating the scene into the landscape. morilla describes the project as ‘an intervention that is meant to be invisible: on one side, the chosen location is quite hidden; on the other, the drawing can only be properly seen from the air. and finally, this artwork is meant to be invisible because its existence is, as that of any living being, is ephemeral.’

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