A large, round rock sits atop a small hill in the Art Square. Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has created EVEN SHETIA, Hebrew for “foundational stone,” which represents the center or origin of the world. As soon as the sun sinks, a beam of light shoots out from the center of the rock and into the night sky, as if to signal the beginning of the world. Suddenly a familiar landscape is transformed before the viewers’ eyes, if only their imagination allows them to see the wide world in which we live.
Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1955. Graduated from Llotja Advanced School of Art and Design and Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of Saint George.