Memories

 Abandoned chopped wood, discarded rusting metal wire and concrete shards.

They all are the byproducts of man’s activity and are particularly disquieting when found in a pristine island’s remoteness.

However, they assemble well together, gaining an unexpected and uncanny beauty.

 

Magic jumble?

Tree stumps, concrete shards and rusted wire are strange bedfellows, especially in a bucolic Mediterranean setting.

They, however, all turn out to be challenging materials with a fantastic texture and malleability, when they are entrusted to you to invent a site specific artwork.

The product of the demolition of a 1930’s coastal defense pillbox, they are too evocative to just dump and they became one of the 2 installations I made that year on the island of Porquerolles, commissioned by a local winemaking estate.