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Candela Gallery : Cristina Fontsaré : Journey to the Center of the Earth


The pictures belong to the ongoing series: Journey to the Center of the Earth.

I started that project in July 2019 in a family trip around caves and ancient forest in the Basque Country in the north of Spain. It is an imaginary journey in the search for MARI, the main deity of Basque mythology. She is the manifestation of the divinized forces of nature.

All beings and natural cycles of life are the different expressions of Mari. She is the whole nature. Queen of the three kingdoms, Mineral, Vegetable and Animal and the four elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire.

The pictures were taken with polaroid peel apart film and stored in a box for several months untill the Covid-19 hit. I started working with the negatives during lockdown and at the same time I was reading the works by Jules Verne with my daughter, as a way to travel to other imaginary worlds.

The journey continues…

Cristina Fontsaré


Part of this project will be in a group show from January 8 to February 20 at Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA and in the group show: “Struck by Light” selected by Ellen Carey and presented by Hundred Heroines at Valid Photo Gallery in July 2021 inside The experimental Photography Festival in Barcelona.


Candela Gallery

214 W Broad St

Richmond, VA 23220


Cristina Fontsaré







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