I engage with the themes of nomadism, frontier and mutability through experimentation with these materials based on the superimposition of diverse textures and surfaces, creating a new lexicon of symbolisms. The figure of the fold is applied as much to textile surfaces (Fuga, Oscillations), as to work in paper or glass (Untitled), is used as a device to study the tension between the body and the material and the idea of constant “becoming” of these elements

The collages are used to counterpoise the inorganic matter and the body, adding the one and only colour in the whole series: a light pink, resemblance of the skin. The figure of a human presence is represented by this colour in contrast to the other blown glass pieces, that are volatile and transparent.

franco de toledo art projects, pendulum, collage julia mariscal

franco de toledo art projects, pendulum, salt

collage, glass, rock salt, cooking salt
50 x 39 x 5 cm


The Untitled blown glass installations can sometimes become invisible on the white space, the glass tubes hang on the space in between the encounter and the chance.


Untitled (02)
blown glass, liquid
16 x 70 x 2 cm

franco de toledo art projects, pendulum

Untitled (01)
blown glass
140 x 150 x 20 cm




Untitled (04)
blown glass
125 x 93 x 55 cm



The installation combines a textile -a turban coming from a Tuareg; with a sheet of glass. Counterpoising both materials which possess a historical charge they cannot abandon. Fulfilling the piece with symbols related to the nomads, with a non-porous material which reflects and stops the migratory flow.


glass and textile (turban)




Installation view
Franco de Toledo Art
Projects, Barcelona

Special thanks to Ferran Collado and Lorena Muñoz-Alonso


Collage, blown glass
50 x 39 x 5 cm