Large Steel Bolt
The lower section of the sculpture is built around a thick steel bolt which passes through several pieces of steel sheet. A bolt of this size could have had many heavy-duty applications in construction or industrial machinery. In the context of this sculpture the bolt is reminiscent of the central foundations of a building. It likely served a similar function, as César built the work from the base up – starting with the bottom plate and welding each new scrap item in turn on top of the piece below.