"What belongs to just one person belongs to almost no one”
Eduardo Chillida's work commissioned for public spaces makes up an important part of his career. A total of 43 sculptures installed in cities around the world back this claim. Germany is one of the countries with the greatest amount of his work. His giant monument to German reunification, Berlin stands near the Chancellery in the German capital. The location of Eduardo Chillida's large-scale urban sculptures, the culmination of his artistic process, plays an essential role. In harmony with their surroundings, the sculptures take different meanings in each landscape. A clear example of this is his Peine del Viento (Wind Combs) in San Sebastián, a group of three structures that tell an exciting story related to rocks, sea and the horizon beyond. To Eduardo Chillida a work of art belongs to all of us the minute we stand before it. It makes us look at ourselves and our relationship with the environment. It passes on to us its doubts and questions in the face of the unknown. Chillida's public sculptures are also gathering grounds, spaces for dialogue and coexistence. This way of thinking would have seen its high point in his dream project, Mount Tindaya. In the core of a mountain on the island of Fuerteventura, Chillida wanted to create a huge space for people of all races and creeds, a place where we could all feel equal in the face of the immensity of space.