A hilltop village of the Garrotxa. Craggy landscape. Underbrush.
Raul Ortitz speaks at length about his double-edged heritage and the exploitation of a unique basalt quarry in Spain. Trenched, carved, of an indefinable blue-grey, the magmatic rock is visible in blocks, planks, sculptures and in moai (an evolving memory of a companionship between our man and a sculptor from easter island in the 1980’s).
So, the story is complex. Taxes, regulation, economic crisis and imports have made it almost impossible for the company to exist. The places are both beautiful and desolate. There are still stone, machines, a great savoir-faire and a sense of honour.
Travel : T002 CAT17