The title of the work presented here is No Sabeu Quantes Llàgrimes, “You Don’t Know How Many Tears”. It is composed of six prints made from engravings using the aquatint and chine-collé technique.
It arose from my deeply felt need to express the intense emotions that gripped me while witnessing the Supreme Court trial and subsequent imprisonment of out elected Catalan representatives and their leaders.
Their looks and gestures of gratitude to those who were there to provide emotional support... well, dignity is the only word that describes that moment. My work aims to show that in the midst of such a shameful event there stood dignified women and men. Their fate and the way they stayed true to their ideas can but command respect... and bring forth a few tears.
Lourdes Figuera Vidal
I can't tell how many tears
Engraving - Aquatint - Chine-Collé
40 X 40 cm