On the day José Saramago would celebrate its 98th birthday – November 16th – Alexandre Farto aka VHILS paid a tribute to the Nobel Prize award-winning writer by sculpting his face on the rocks of a pier in Paimogo beach in Lourinhã. However, the face of the Portuguese writer can only be seen under special light and tide conditions.
The artist displayed this amazing work on his Facebook and Instagram profiles, quoting The Stone Raft:
"So often we need a whole lifetime in order to change our life, we think a great deal, weigh things up and vacillate, then we go back to the beginning, we think and think, we displace ourselves on the tracks of time with a circular movement, like those clouds of dust, dead leaves, debris, that have no strength for anything more, better by far that we should live in a land of hurricanes.“
Saramago’s legacy made eternal on the rocks facing the Atlantic!