Graphite on tracing paper.
Painted surface of 25 x 35 cm ( 9.84 x 13.77 in) in a format of 33 x 42 cm ( 12.99 x 16.53 in)
Year of realization 2015.
Signed at the bottom right side of the piece.
Preliminary work of the final painting " Luz y los bosques de Zugarramurdi" of the Malefic Time trilogy, Akelarre.
"This unfamiliar festive atmosphere had never been felt here before. There was never much to celebrate.
Luz seemed to dedicate her ritual bathing to another universe as the dried blood sank deep into the water. Later on, a group of women dressed her in new clothes and decorated her dyed hair with amulets and plaits which suited the mood of the place. I watched the scene from a distance, like a voyeur.
At midnight, silence fell. Luz sat apart under the trees meditating on everything that had happened; in the meantime, groups of people were still arriving and entering the cave".
Malefic Time, Akelarre