Pair of sconces (wall-appliques): Chimalhuacan Flowers
are the result of the observations and experiences of Thierry Jeannot in the suburb of Mexico City, called Chimalhuacan.
An abandoned and marginalised place this suburb is the end of the city and also the
beginning of the countryside. This is where the bronze workshop is located, as well as plastic and material dealers, whom Jeannot visits regularly and who have become his friends and co-workers.
The culmination of his latest explorations in Chimalhuacan is a flower that grows in those hostile conditions. This paradox of flower and hostility is expressed through the mix of the traditional crafting technique of bronze-casting and the unconventional addition of the PET plastic material. Delicacy is a force of life.
Image rights: Thierry Jeannot and Marion Friedmann Gallery