Miroir aux alouettes, Mica, zinc,These “glitters” are in fact nuggets of mica which come from the granite which forms the Brittany... Read More
Miroir aux alouettes,
These “glitters” are in fact nuggets of mica which come from the granite which forms the Brittany coasts. They are extracted naturally by the crashing waves that erode the stone. It is a slow work of nature and an equally titanic task to collect them, oscillating between meditative practice and the frenzy of the gold digger.
Attracted by the shiny appearance, the mirror effect too, it questions what attracts humans. For me, the preciousness of these stones is that they reveal the action of time. It goes beyond this lack of spectacle and it exudes a simple beauty. Especially since these glitters have become practically invisible to the eyes of the locals.
The mica flakes are placed on a black zinc plate. This one was hammered, modeled on the rock of the beach where these nuggets came from. Its black color enhances the reflective power of mica and draws an interstellar landscape.
The light in opposition to the chaos of the dark night, origin of the world ...
Perhaps this is what attracts us ... what did not know us?