12 May “L’expérience” and the fragile equilibrium of life
The most recent creation of artist André Desjardins which follows on from his collection “The fragile equilibrium of life” is born as the sculptor is about to cross the threshold of sixty. This age when, more than ever, life that hangs by a thread takes on its full meaning.
The face carved by time, but peaceful. The body at rest, but ready to continue the road. The character balances on the tip of the toe, confident. In his hand, a pole rests, but he does not feel the need to use it. “L’experience” is a stop at the dawn of this age when time shifts, where we know full well that there is less in front of us than behind. It is this state of serenity that we reach when we decide to stop chasing after life and walk next, fully aware of our fragile balance.
The sculpture will be on display at the gallery on presale until June 18. It will then take the road to the Inverness Art Foundry where it will be cast in bronze. Till then, it will be our pleasure to make you live the unique and moving moment of the unveiling of this fascinating work in its clay state.