Nouveaux commencements - New Beginnings
Terre cuite émaillée, pièce unique - Glazed Terracotta, unique piece.
30 x 35 x 35 cm.
My sculpture New Beginnings is just a simple symbol of hope and life. From a cut tree trunk emerges a mini tree. It is proportionate like a real big tree, but of the size of a small bonsai tree. This scale effect shows that, no matter what constraints and catastrophies we pass through, nature finds always a way or another to survive. Life is the final winner always, which is a quite encouraging statement!
This art piece is a ceramic, but the bronze colour enamel gives it a perfect bronze effect, which is a bit startling as the subject is botanic, and not mineral. This scale and colour effects emphasize the strangeness of survival in some species by transformation or mutation. This proposed transformation of a dead tree trunk into a desk for a miniature new tree is clearly impossible, but it curiously pleases very much a human mind.
I now just wonder what mutations humans will have to pass through in order to assure the survival of our species, in the context of today's times of lethal human power upon nature... Will we just disappear or transform into something new, more modest, intelligent and adaptable species? Living in harmony with nature is the only answer... hopefully before we have to undergo any major changes.
Avec cette série des "Arbres" je me laisse aller à mon amour pour ces plantes magnifiques, symboles de la vie sur Terre. Il s'agit d'arbres repoussant de troncs coupés, ou tout simplement d'arbres en contexte paysager ou en élément unique, pour leur beauté particulière.
In this "Trees" series, I just wander with my love to those magnificent plants that trees are. They are to me symbols of life on Earth. The series represents either trees coming from cut trunks, or simply trees within a particular landscape context, or just as a unique element, for the sole sake of its genuine beauty...