While equally known for his abstract works abroad, Castrillo is locally identified with massive, towering public artworks. The representational aspect of his art allows common people to remember, share and relive historical, political, mythological or even domestic themes involved therein. The towering heights of his works reach upward, always upward, making metal seem to lose its density as it fuses together in dynamic forms interspersed with the energy of the surrounding space.
In Castrillo’s scaled down version of the mother and child — unlike his public art, it is large enough to be placed on a table — the artist takes pleasure in the pure and basic nature of the sculpted form by making objects of infinitely varied intrigue and beauty, even on paper.
This work is typical of Castrillo’s figurative expressionist style, showing how he manipulated the expected relations between space and solid.