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Newborn's dream
Description : Smoke-fired stoneware sculpture, pigments
Date of creation : 2019
Dimensions : 9 cm × 32 cm × 12 cm
Weight : 2 kg
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About the work :

Newborn's dream is a smoke-fired stoneware sculpture by contemporary French artist Cécile Raynal. It is part of the ‘A l’enfant qui nous garde’ exhibition, its creation follows an eight-week art residency by the artist in a Lyon maternity hospital. This sculpture depicts a sleeping baby. The sculpture’s poetic title reveals that this baby is dreaming, a small rabbit covered with white paint coming out of his head, adding an imaginary dimension.

This portrait is part of a series of sculptures designed by the artist during an eight-week art residency at a private hospital: Natecia, in Lyon. During several stays, the artist immersed herself into maternity life, crisscrossing the corridors with her sketchbook or modelling there and then in clay the portraits of the people who she came across, health professionals as well as patients. These sessions, marked with sensitive exchanges, created clay figures caught within the very particular circumstances of these encounters: the expectation of a happy event, always tinged with uncertainty for the future parents; passion and tension, constantly linked in the healthcare teams work.

Back in the studio, further sculptures were crafted. Figures of animals, new-borns, stuffed toys, all arranged on wooden blocks, bringing a dialogue to the portraits. Cécile Raynal has woven poetic, incongruous or even playful links into her sculptures, echoing the perceptions and reflections during her residency. For the sculptor, motherhood appeared as a real sounding board for fundamental questions such as the relationships between life, childhood and parenthood and the power struggles.

The sculpture Newborn's dream is part of the installation Gardes de Rêves (with Inès and Passi), with the sculptures Passi and Inès. Within this installations, this baby is under the protection and the benevolence of Inès and Passi, heath workers of the maternity. This sculpture can be sold by itself or with the other work of the installation. Contact us for more details. 

This sculpture is a one-off piece, sold with a certificate of authenticity. 

Newborn's dream

Description : Smoke-fired stoneware sculpture, pigments
Date of creation : 2019
Dimensions : 9 cm × 32 cm × 12 cm
Weight : 2 kg
sold
A question ?

Contact our experts on +33 (0) 1 40 28 92 28

Our guarantees :
  • Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
  • Secure payment
  • Money back guarantee (valid a fortnight within EU)
  • Delivery by specialized transporter
  • Delivery insurance included in shipping costs
  • Shipping costs based on delivery destination