“When an idea is born inside my head, it is in darkness, nobody can see it. Once I have transferred it to paper,  and brought it to light, I can show it others and see their reactions. The materials are the guiding thread of the idea created. All materials are noble, but some materials give different sensations". Spanish sculptor Rubén Fuentes Fuertes shares his inspirational journey as he creates a 1.5 metre sculpture made of compact quartz.

Video sponsored by COMPAC SURFACES (http://www.compac.es) Once Upon an Artist is a documentary series that narrates the experiences of the artists from a philosophical and poetic view. Each chapter is an interpretation of their work from a different approach. We use the tool of visual metaphor to redraw what our artists tell about their work. All during their work’s process. In Chapter One, the sculptor Rubén Fuentes Fuertes tells us how hard was to create a 1’5 meter sculpture made of compact quartz. We follow him throughout his inspirational journey. ************************************************************************** "For a sculptor the material is anything that can be used to generate an object. It may be light, vacuum… Every idea needs a material and each material is a path with different landscapes. I start working at 7… until I drop. Working alone is hard, if you don’t enjoy what you do, you may look for another job Experience is circular, what you learn at first always comes back, and once you complete the circle, you fill the bag of new techniques. When an idea is born inside my head, it is in darkness, nobody can see it. Then I transfer it to a paper, I bring it to light, what lets me show it and see other’s reactions. Materials are the thread where ideas are created. All materials are noble but some of them give different sensations. Some colors are chosen for an emotional affinity. This piece has been designed to be touched. For me, sculpture today can be a way of communicating, a passion, and my way of life to create is to live, in an intense way. Maybe we’re all creators… Even unconsciously" ************************************************************************** HEAD is an art piece by COMPAC & Rubén Fuentes Fuertes COMPAC: http://www.compac.es Rubén Fuentes Fuertes: http://www.fuentesfuertes.es Concept & Direction by Marc Guardiola and Pepe Ábalos Cinematography by Marc Guardiola Production Design by Nadia Montero Music by Papu Sebastián Sound Design by Pepe Ábalos Visual Effects by Marc Guardiola Shot on Sony FS700 + Odyssey 7Q Plus + Zeiss Lenses