11 May Stele of Gernika II
Stele of Gernika II
The first non-figurative sculpture Eduardo Chillida made was “Ilarrik” (Hernani, 1951) – Funerary steles. This work what was led him to emerge from the crisis in which he was immersed when he arrived at Hernani, without knowing where his work was heading. One idea Eduardo Chillida himself expressed was the idea that his ancestors had left to guide him to the light and inspire him. He made a total of 69 steles. This first one was made in 1951 and the last in 2000. With this idea (steles), he connected with the deepest Basque roots: funerary steles.