As a graduate from the painting and sculpture school of Llotia in Barcelona, Carmen Giraldez quickly joins the Atelier of Marcinaginer (sculptor 1918-2006) where she perfects her training. Creative in the construction of her work as well as in her style, Giraldes shows an interesting capacity for realism. She conveys a message, which she invites the onlooker to decrypt. In her last works she has evolved to very modern symbolism and concentrates on the human persona with his passions, his imperfections and virtues, his innocence and perversions. She finds her inspiration in legends. It is thus very naturally that symbolism transcends the work of this young Catalan artist.