- Front End Developer
A sculpture of a ‘drowning girl’ caused quite a stir in Bilbao, Spain, after it suddenly appeared from the surface of the River Nervion last week.pic.twitter.com/RYi8N1HMyB
Created by Mexican artist Ruben Orozco as part of a campaign by BBK Foundation, the figure is either visible or submerged depending on the water’s tides. It is titled ‘Bihar’ (‘Tomorrow’ in Basque), and is meant to spark a conversation about sustainability and the climate crisis.
Orozco told Spanish website Nius that he hopes the public statue makes people more aware of how ‘their actions can sink us or keep us afloat.’
It's a face floating in the water. Where does it say on it that she's drowning? Even if that was the intent what about it actually says, "I'm drowning?"
A weird thing about drowning is that people can become really quiet and calm as it overcomes them. You stop waving your arms and calling for help. You begin to quietly sink. The water took you and everyone thought you were swimming. And now they wonder where you went.