2019 edition, Permanent art work
Nantes, Rue de la Tour d'Auvergne
Le Passage
Eva Jospin

Eva Jospin is a sculptor, she is curious about materials and craftsmanship, often creating monumental works with infinite precision using modest materials.

The beauty and resilience of nature, as well as the disquiet and fascination featured in myths or fairy tales, are sources of inspiration for this artist, whose work symbolically gives nature centre stage. In the heart of île de Nantes, Eva Jospin completely took over a 50+ metre-long alleyway in a building that mixes residential and commercial spaces between Rue de la Tour d’Auvergne and Rue Pierre Landais.

At both entrances to the alleyway, the artist slightly hollowed out the whitewashed plaster walls. In this shaft of air and light, Eva Jospin designed a monumental trellis. Around the trunk, she patiently set up vines, foliage and clusters of lighter rope gently dyed in colours ranging from ochre to brick. Like a goldsmith, she tied and encrusted hammered brass elements, copper wires and leaves made of cut-out pieces of tracing paper, thus imitating nature’s multiple essences.

Eva Jospin, Le Passage
Eva Jospin, Le Passage


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