At Sotheby’s Exibition « Les Jeunes Marchands » with Ateliers d’arts de France, 2018
Sculptures made of straw and wheat, dried dates, fresh Daïkon sprouts, parmesan biscuits.
In dialog with florist Claire Boreau (Nue)
Pictures by ©Anthony Marques
Originally, winter solstice was a time of worship and praise, to thank the Sun and hoping it will come back the next year.
In ancient times, these celebrations were called the Saturnalia, and were at the same time a harvest feasts, an offering ceremony to Saturn, and a feast inviting citizens from all ages and places.
Presented on December 20th, 2018, these three objects are born from a dialog with the florist Claire Boreau (aka Nue). They invite to a gesture of offering, and each of them present food linked to the sun. The sun as an icon, and a source of heat and as a source of light. A crown of golden biscuits, dried dates and fresh sprouts to be picked.