The sculptures of Miguel Ortiz Berrocal may be found in art museums, galleries, and private collections around the world.  Berrocal is best known in the puzzle community for his sculpture “multiples,” signed and numbered limited editions typically consisting of many ingeniously interlocking metal elements.  Indeed, the numerous mechanisms employed throughout Berrocal’s work are works of art in themselves.  Each such sculpture is accompanied by a book detailing disassembly and reassembly of the sculpture.  Needless to say, the puzzles posed by the works of Berrocal are not meant for those easily frustrated.  I have found myself cheating on reassembly by consulting these books much more than I would prefer.    

As you will see if you more closely peruse the “multiples” in my collection, much of Berrocal’s work involves items of jewelry and/or clever erotic references.  Please be advised that a few of the sculptures as well as many of the descriptions are sexually graphic.  More information on Berrocal's work may be found on his official website.  Berrocal died in May of 2006.

NOTE: There is an error in the description of Alice II below.  The negative relief on the one ring is of Berrocal and his wife Cristina, not of Lewis Carroll.  

*Alexandre
*Alice II
*Astronaute
*Berrocal pour Saint-Vincent
* Caballo Casinaide
*Cristina
*Desperta Ferro 1
*Goliath
*Hoplita
*Il Cofanetto
*La Menina II
*La Mini Cariatide
*La Mini Maria
*La Mini Zoraida
*La Totoche
*Le Mini David
*Manolete
*Manymorehorses
*Micheline X
*Micro David Off
*Micromaria
*Portrait de Michéle
*Retrato de Paloma
*Richelieu
*Romeo e Giulietta
*Salvador Y Dalila
*Siextasis (Pewter)
*Siextasis (Bronze)
*Torero
*Torso Verona