Earth-Life (24 blocks), on what looks like inert concrete blocks, ruins of wars, remnants of natural disasters, of lives ruined…Life,... Read More
Earth-Life (24 blocks), on what looks like inert concrete blocks, ruins of wars, remnants of natural disasters, of lives ruined…
Life, White, as colonies of microorganism or bacterias, reigns again.
Hope is here, let us delight and let us rejoice in cycle of life.
Earth-Life (24 blocks) is from the "Réfléchissons-y" (Let's think about it) project.
This project took shape after the observation of the global geopolitical and environmental situation. It discusses armed conflicts, natural disasters, inappropriate human behaviors… and their consequences on people and their environment.
From a defined scenario (If we lack kindness ... what will remain of Life on earth, how to preserve it?) I created, like a plea, a set of artworks that appeal to the sensitivity and the memory rather than the functionality. This vision, materialized through sculptures, bas-reliefs, installation and objects, give shape to the potential destructions that the Humanity can suffer, if we the humans we have not enough kindness.
The objective of this project, still in progress, is to initiate an awareness of the beauty, the fragility, the power of Life, which can subsequently be transformed into a desire for commitment for the benefit of its preservation. .
Working mainly with fallen materials, this choice is essential, it is an integral part of this search for the enhancement of Life.
This metaphorical Artwork consists of blocks of section 8 x 8 cm each. It can be of variable dimensions depending on the number of blocks used. These are produced as the metal elements are gleaned. Rusty metal embodies the passing of time and abandonment. The fiber (rice paper) evokes the notion of purity, life and the recycled paper pulp (food packaging) represents the density and the inalterability of concrete.
These choices make it possible to express the harshness, the sadness, the pain, but also the delicacy, the purity, the living ... the richness of all lives. The use of recycled paper pulp here makes it possible to contrast the perception of the density of concrete with that of the paper pulp.
By choosing mainly recycled paper and fibers, I choose that the artwork can quickly be altered over time, only rusted metal residues will resist.
This choice allows « Earth-Life" (24 blocks) and the « Réfléchissons-y » project to embody more deeply the fragility of Life.