Brainchild of 19th century sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot, La Garenne Lemot is a 13-hectare (32-acre) estate overlooking the Sèvre River and the town of Clisson, nestled among the region’s vineyards. Here, ornamental garden follies create a landscape-wide composition that juxtaposes hints of Tuscany with traces of local history.
Eva Jospin is a sculptor. For the past twenty years, she has developed a body of work where virtuosity of gesture is combined with a sensorial interpretation of architecture and landscape.
The beauty and resilience of nature, along with the disquieting and fascinating qualities of myths or fairy tales, are among Jospin’s sources of inspiration.
Although she usually sculpts forests out of cardboard, for this piece, she has decided to use this material as the basis for a mould in which a set of bronze sculptures will be cast.
After a small bend in a path, overlooking a hillock that is alive with twisted trees and chaotic rocky outcroppings, six majestic trees surge out of the ground like ghostly totems tangled up in a network of intertwined branches and leaves. Eva Jospin’s Bois de la Gorgone is now one of La Garenne Lemot’s mythical garden follies.
Eva Jospin was born in 1975. She lives and works in Paris, and is represented by Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève (Paris).
In partnership with the Département de Loire-Atlantique.
Coming soon: An Eva Jospin solo show in the villa of the Garenne-Lemot domain from April to September 2022.
© ©Le Bois de la Gorgone, Eva Jospin, Domaine de la Garenne-Lemot, Le Voyage à Nantes 2021 © Philippe Piron / LVAN