An unusual sculpture, made of intertwined branches and trunks, which serves as a backdrop for a sound installation, worked around the life of the herons present in the wild in the Candé Forest, and inspired by the work of the great organist, Marcel Dupré.
This playful, graphic art creation elicits the famous Château de Candé automatic organ. With its mechanics and flutes largely hidden behind the Castle walls, the intention here was to bring them to the forefront of the Estate.
"I made a monumental horse (inspired by the project of a gigantic horse statue, which Leonardo da Vinci had received from the Duke of Sforza, and which he never had the opportunity to finish). The Large Horse was the first opportunity I got to sculpt this animal. The preliminary work was to study the morphology of horses. This sculpture was created from Leonardo da Vinci's sketches and my own drawings. I wanted the sculpture to stand out from the horizon like a “three-dimensional” drawing. In order to preserve the idea of the excessiveness of the work, the “Large Horse” sculpture rises five meters. It is made of welded steel wire. It combines the idea of “architecture” and “machinery” through certain articulated parts (the head, front leg, tail, ears, mouth, etc.). I restored the muscles, tendons and anatomy outlines of the horse through this metal mesh, and tried to create a structure to harmoniously support this gigantic animal. I rarely work with iron and welding, but the material came naturally to me in relation to the size of the work. WAJ
This structure, intended to host migratory birds' nests, evokes the facade of a building in a war zone where each projectile impact becomes the entrance to a nesting box to symbolically give life, rather than generate chaos.
Warning us of the danger that threatens our planet, the sound sculpture “The Song of the Bees” informs us about the hive’s state of health... and by implication that of our planet, since everything is intricately linked and impactful.