The artistic process as such is always the focus of Grassi’s works. They are presenting the contact point between the unconscious and the consciousness, the way from an idea to a perceptible object. The works can be considered the accomplishment of a thought within a process, like blurred snapshots. In this spirit, also the used materials are extracted from a process, remains of our production cycle being familiar to us: basically wood and metal scrap. But it’s a fallacy to think that Grassi’s artistic concept is about recycling. It’s rather a matter of assigning and preserving feelings by the means of materials already having a history.
Following this idea, also Felsen has to be understood as a work in progress constantly being extended. The fictive climbing wall can and must not be climbed, but one can imagine the degree of difficulty. The same for the artist himself: He didn’t have to climb the wall, but doing the same efforts to realize the idea. The material wood reminds us of the first thing children use to climb: trees.