SUR MON CHEMIN UN ARTISTE PASSÉ.....
Site-specific international artproject. Jaujac, Ardeche, France
Old wood, acrylic paint, plastic water bottles, textile and trees.
An overall artwork
including four various objects, scattered beside a path of about 984 feet
(300 meter). They have a reference to little path chapels, house altars,
sacrificial places, anonymous monuments and they look all different in
The Phoenix: A little house build around a tree with
the image of the phoenix is symbolising the cycles of life and dead.
The Water Chapel: In the very near of this sculpture
there is a source with gas water. People from the village Jaujac drink
this tingling water because it's fresh and cool. The little chapel is
an ironic reference to souvenir water like Loch Ness water or water from
holy places like Lourdes.
The Sign: This object is standing in the near of some
picnic tables, it's a more or less open place where children play and
build sheds. The image on the sign is a camouflage pattern. Sawn letters
with the same pattern configure the phrase: "Natura Artis Magistra".
On the other side of the sign is the phrase: "You Are Here".
L'Arbre Mobile: The tree seems to be planted in a little
wagon with big wheels. It's symbolic for the need of travel or explore,
human as a nomad, but at the same time human as a settler and colonist.