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Description : Crystallisation of calcium carbonate (similar to marble) ivory color
Date of creation : 2013
Dimensions : 42 cm × 86 cm × 15 cm
Weight : 35 kg
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Vestige is a sculpture by French artist Romain Langlois.

Dimensions : 42 x 86 x 15 cm and bronze stand 100 x 33 x 105 cm.

 

The technique that the artist used to accomplish this piece is the crystallisation of calcium carbonate ( similar to marble ).

The idea is to transform our judgement in a glance, to perceive waste material as something poetic because there, a sort of touching truth is expressed at the core of the reality that is sometimes dreadful, sometimes pleasant. Taken from the landfill, the vegetal scrap has no other future than inertia : the movement , the natural cycle is disrupted. But like an alchemist, Romain Langlois transmutes the material and in so doing, creates new possibilities.

The crux is the time allotted to the process so that the metamorphosis can take place. For months, the mould is regularly inclined so that each and every drop of water deposits calcium carbonate in even crystal strata. Then a moulting is created from the impression of a branch such that a fossilized fragment becomes the only trace of its existence.

 

Approaching this sculpture, one may hesitate as they think, calculate, wonder : what substance and what state? Curious, we now contemplate something which before was only considered scrap.

 

In a cross-section of the sculpture, the process is clear from the first to the last deposit of limestone, the pattern resembles wood layers. In a game of imitation with the subject the first deposit is chosen for its ivory shade. The interior of the sculpture reveals the vibrant matter of calcite crystals like the inside of a cavity. The light goes through the matter and brings the sculpture to life in a relationship between interior and exterior.

 

A silicone mould of the branch is produced to which a casing of resin is added to maintain the desired shape. These two materials need to stand up for several months to the constant drip of water. What's more, the mould has to allow the water to flow through. which influences which branch is chosen for the mould. This piece has taken between 14 and 15 months to accomplish. During this period, you have absolutely no idea of the evolution of the piece. The end result is totally random, the work can be a success or a complete failure.

 

This work was achieved in collaboration with Mr Eric Papon, master craftsman at the Saint Nectaire Petrifying Fountains.

 

Description : Crystallisation of calcium carbonate (similar to marble) ivory color
Date of creation : 2013
Dimensions : 42 cm × 86 cm × 15 cm
Weight : 35 kg
sold
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