2012 edition, Estuaire itinerary, Permanent art work
Bouguenais
The Settlers (les Colons)
Sarah Sze

Three trees are literally “colonized” by a group of sculptures, creating a series of encounters that are improbable in our part of the world: in one, a bear cub climbs on a tree stump, helped by its mother; in the second, a jaguar lounges about; and, in the last one, a colony of monkeys swing from the third tree.

Every animal is portrayed doing something natural: hunting, washing, playing, or sleeping. The sculptures, perfectly realistic and visible from the river and the bank, are black and appear to be shadows. For the artist, “they play with the idea of a desire for a return to nature and the wild.”

Sarah Sze, The Settlers
Sarah Sze, The Settlers

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Œuvre réalisée pour Estuaire 2012 dans le cadre de la commande publique du ministère de la culture et de la communication – DRAC des Pays de la Loire.

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