PUBLIC ART

Public and outdoor art pieces have to withstand all kinds of weather. It is an exciting challenge because the ideas have to focus more on being monumental and permanent. Besides, the urban space is sometimes a more exciting stage to present art since unexpected visitors will enjoy it. Of course, there are artistic restrictions for building something permanent. When I got commissioned to create a public art piece in front of a new building, I was confused about the NOs involved. To make sure no one can climb it, nor birds should nest on it, and many other reasons do not do certain things. What, in the end, is a small price to pay, creativity around a good idea has many ways to go.

The photos below are all the sculptures I did that can be outside. Some of them are installed permanently; others travel from garden to garden.

The Guardians, 2013, Steel, aluminum, bronze, nickel, 700 x 1000 x 2000 cm (275 5 x 393 6 x 787 5 in.)
The Animal, 2014, 280 x 200 x 600 cm, concrete, growing plants "as fur".
The Cat, 300 x 250 x 800 cm, concrete, "rehab tools" made out of steel and aluminum
Mother Nature, 2018, aluminum, metal structure, car paint, 450 cm x 350 cm, @foundation carmignac
Clouds, 2014, Steel, powder coated aluminum, Ed. 2.: 600 x 1000 x 1100 cm (236 4 x 394 4 x 433 in.)
The Humans, 2007, Carrara marble, cast bronze, 3 Ed.
Flowers, 2016, Lacquered aluminum, 248 x 284 x 154 cm (97.64 x 11.81 x 60.63 in.)
Heads, 2015, Steel, chrome plated brass, 51 x 80 x 182 cm (20 x 31 5 x 71 6 in.)
Sand Sculpture, 2008, Sand, Dimensions variable (Sagamore Hotel, Art Basel Miami, 2008)
There Is Absolutely Nothing Up There, 2013, Powder coated steel, 90 x 132 x 309 cm (35 x 52 x 121 in.)
Dream / Dirt, Powder coated steel, 91 x 243 x 300 cm (35 x 95 x 118 in.)
I Don't Want to Go This Way, 2013, Powder coated steel, 76 x 312 x 251 cm (30 x 84 x98 in.)
Marbles, Carrara marble, 45 x 55 x 170 cm
Bull, 2020, Cantera Coffee Stone, Ceramic Eyes, 80 x 44 x 103 cm (31,5 x 17,32 x 40,55 in) Sculpture, 53,3 x 78,7 x 50,80 cm (21 x 31 x 20 in) Pedestal