2021 edition, Permanent art work
Domaine de la Garenne Lemot
Bois de la Gorgone
Eva Jospin

Brainchild of sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot in the early 19th century, the La Garenne Lemot domain is a 13-hectare (32-acre) park overlooking the Sèvre River and the town of Clisson, nestled amidst the region’s vineyards.

Different ornaments dot the landscape, creating a larger-than-life composition that juxtaposes Italy with traces of local history.

Eva Jospin is a sculptor. For the past twenty years, she has been developing a body of work in which virtuosity of gesture meets a sensorial interpretation of architecture and landscape. 

The beauty and resilience of nature, as well as the disquiet and fascination that emerge from myths or fairy tales, are among the artist’s sources of inspiration.

Although, for the past few years, Jospin has devoted herself to sculpting the forest using cardboard to bring her motifs to life, here she uses this material as a mould in which to cast her set of bronze sculptures.

After a small bend in a path, overlooking a hillock alive with twisted trees and chaotic rocky outcroppings, five majestic trees surge up from out of the ground like ghostly totems tangled up in a network of intertwined branches and leaves, dovetailing perfectly with the mythical history of the Parc de la Garenne-Lemot’s ornaments.

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Eva Jospin was born in 1975. She lives and works in Paris. She is represented by Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève (Paris).

In partnership with the Loire-Atlantique department.