Restoration - Restoration interventions

Treatment of the "Christ of the rubbish"

Located in the olive grove of the House-Museum in Portlligat, Christ of the Rubbish is a work made from various waste materials: a wooden boat forms the body of the figure, the head is of rusted iron, ceramic fragments, bricks and tyres. Its outdoor location means that this large installation is exposed and vulnerable to various climatic phenomena that accelerate the natural process of deterioration. The aim of the treatment was to consolidate or reinstate some of the more severely damaged parts; in addition, preventive treatment is ongoing with periodic revision of the work.