AN AQUARIUM IN KUWAIT

A scenery for fish, crabs and crocodile

Coutant Company, specialized in the construction of aquariums around the world, asked me to join their team in Kuwait to help them create concrete decorations. 

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POPULATE THE MANGROVE

After several months of work, the basins, decorated with oriental reefs were ready to welcome their first guests. With a team of locals as well as international workers, my mission was to continue the project with the creation of a mangrove, to be populated with crabs, shells and a resin crocodile. A multitude of species recreated with finesse by a foreign company. 

Before leaving the Arab Peninsula, we would need to graft artificial leaves and fruits to the resin trees, which arrived bare by container from Europe. 

More than a construction site, an adventure.

type

client

technic

year

theming

Coutant

shotcrete

2018

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Craft or Art

Not long ago, I was interviewed at the Gare de Nantes by a local journalist. The journalist asked me how to best describe my contribution to the concrete tree sculpture; as an artist or an artisan? Normally, this type of question would have left me speechless, had I not thankfully prepared a very polite, very vague answer:

“we are a bit of both”

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