Peine del Viento
At one end of the Bay in San Sebastian at the foot of Mount Igeldo was where Eduardo Chillida placed his favorite piece of work, the Wind Comb (Peine del Viento), in 1977, with three spectacular pieces of steel anchored to the rocks and surrounded by the sea. This is a magical space, which is a unique example of harmony between art and landscape. The place, according to Eduardo Chillida, is the sole focus of works of art, and is a vital factor that conditions any activity. As the beginning and end of the urban fabric in San Sebastián, the Wind Comb combines the artist’s main concerns but it is the concept of space that stands out most clearly. The artist’s work is not included in a space but the work itself creates the space. “This is a place that, in itself, has attracted my attention throughout my entire life. We all usually have a place like this in our lives...”; “...the place has given me an idea of what I’m going to do”.