Gifts of the Sea II

Gifts of the Sea II


136 x 70 cm

Wire mesh, inflatable mattresses, floats, nets, rope, plastic clamp.

  • Description of the work

    The work Dons de la mer II is part of the collection of the same name. It questions the artist's observation in the face of the abundance of rejections from holidaymakers and fishermen visible on the shores of the Ionian coast.

    It is in 2020, that François Xavier Laloi realizes this piece with the idea of harvesting this raw material constantly renewed by the winds and thus to constitute a close collaboration with the Mediterranean "Mother". The artist likes to imagine a poetry around the personification of this sea. She brings him, in the sandstone of the winds, these rejects having a value so particular in his eyes.

    Here the artist has chosen to incorporate and assemble elements from both fishing and maritime tourism. The idea being to create a compact assembly by enclosing from the elements resulting from the fishing, the elements coming from the bathers.

    Ultimately, we obtain here a compact sculpture linking two distinct contexts.

    This is a unique piece produced in 1 single copy.

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