ROMEO E GIULIETTA
FROM THE ARCHIVES
April 21, 2009, LISA B. WELCH
He entered the room and my heart skipped a beat. I hadn't seen such beauty, such mathematical perfection with exact proportions and detail of form. The precision of movement when I accidentally touched this manifestation of beauty was one which I believe only the gods could create. I wanted to complete this masterpiece...and to view the whole...only to pull it apart and complete it once again.
He walked through the door with a box full of Miguel Ortiz Berrocal's puzzle pieces. All I could think of was my very own Berrocal!!! And then he kissed me and told me it wasn't ours. What a complete let-down!!!!
Born near Malaga in 1933 Miguel Ortiz Berrocal was formally educated in mathematics, chemistry, and the exact sciences. Later he studied architecture.
In Berrocal's pieces, every aspect of the form is important—the choice of the material, the look of the surface, the way the sculpture is assembled.
So Marc and I spent the evening doing a favor for a very puzzle-y challenged friend... piecing together, detail by detail, the various components of this sculpture that would eventually become the expressive result of Berrocal's efforts to create a masterpiece which he called Romeo e Giulietta.
And voila'...the star-crossed lovers once again unite. But sadly, awakening out of my dream and into reality...we had to part.
Goodnight, goodnight! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.