The name of this project, “FLOORS,” comes not only from the use of flooring as a canvas, but also from “flors,” the Catalan word for flower. In abandoned tiled floors, flowers usually appear between the tiles. In this project, I locate abandoned and grey floors and apply a pattern to them. It moves me to think that one day these floors harboured experiences, and helped form a part of someone’s daily life, and now finally rest forgotten. Through my intervention, I allow this sensation to flourish – and offer a testimony to these past lives. You can also see the previous works here.

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At the end of the 19th century, hydraulic mosaic factories began to appear in the Catalan countries. Many homes in this area feature this type of tile, and I have lived with them all my life. They add personality and fill the space with a unique rhythm. Each tile is identical, but the repetition generates new forms, born out of how each of the tiles join and intersect.

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