To love… But who loves? To fly… But who flies?

Cayetano Ferrández; Begoña Martínez; Aurora Ferrández; Alba Ferrández; Cristian Ferrández.

“To love… But who loves?
To fly… But who flies?”


C/Camino Viejo del Oriolet


This mural shows a grey man, distinctive in the work of Alicante photographer Cayetano Ferrández, jumping into the void while holding his crutches. It is an invitation to reflect on oppression and power. Through his work, Ferrández reflects his way of seeing and understanding life and human relations.

The grey man is trying to fly and questions ensue that Miguel Hernández asked in his poem Flight, and that are reflected in this mural by Cayetano Ferrández, Begoña Martínez, Aurora Ferrández, Alba Ferrández and Cristian Ferrández.


Only he who loves, flies. But who loves enough
to be like the slightest and most fugitive bird?
It goes eastwards sinking, commanding hatred, all that
might have wanted to rise again, direct and alive.

To love… But who loves? To fly… But who flies?
I will conquer the blue, eager for plumage,
but love, always beneath, is saddened
at not finding the wings that sure courage gives.

An ardent being, clear of desires, winged,
wanted to ascend, to have freedom in which to nest.
He wanted to forget that men move away in chains.
Where they lacked feathers put valour and oblivion.

Sometimes he flew so high, that the sky shone
over his skin, under his skin, the bird.
Being, you who were once confused with a lark,
others, like weights of hail, brought you down.