Matero meaning in Latin “material” and “wood”. Occo refers to both the hollow (gap), and to the primitive instrument used to make them in the soil, a type of hoe. That is the origin of the word “Materoccon”, the creation of the Asturian sculptor Gonzalo García, who pays tribute to his homeland by adding a final “n” to the name, from his home city, Gijón.
To bring this project to life, a giant foot emerging from the soil, the sculptor did not doubt for a moment which material would provide him with the best technical and aesthetic performance. Taking into account the final location of the sculpture, a private open-air garden, ACCOYA® acetylated wood was the perfect option to achieve impeccable aesthetic results backed by a commitment to sustainability from the start.
ACCOYA® has extraordinary outdoor resistance thanks to the treatment of the natural wood, with no biocides, designed to last in the open air, without any maintenance or finish, for at least fifty years.
TYPE OF PROJECT: Sculpture.
LOCATION: Gijón, Asturias (Spain).
SCULPTOR: Gonzalo García Fernández.
ACCOYA® DISTRIBUTOR: GRUPO GÁMIZ.
VOLUME: 7 m3 (750 kg).
PHOTOGRAPHY: Muel de Dios.