Xavier Le Normand, ‘Oursin ’, 2016, Galerie Ariane C-Y
Xavier Le Normand, ‘Oursin ’, 2016, Galerie Ariane C-Y
Xavier Le Normand, ‘Oursin ’, 2016, Galerie Ariane C-Y

Xavier Le Normand blows glass. He models the form while still burning hot. The central depression in the sphere appears as his signature. For the first time in his work, he stresses it with two others in a quarter of a circle. Once cold, he cuts the black glass. The radiant motif evokes a sea urchin. The artist then covers the sculpture with silver. The silver layer is varnish for it not to tarnish with time. The result of this complex technical process is an organic sculpture that attracts and captures light. The artworks has been modified since December, hence the difference between the pictures. The cover photo matches the last state of the sculpture. Xavier Le Normand decided to enhance the carving, making disappear part of the silver that coated it.

Signature: Signed ans dated at the bottom.

About Xavier Le Normand