JAPANESE BASIN

For carpes koi

Waterfall, rocks and riverbanks

It is AAB Company that once more entrusted me with the sculpture of a 200 cubic meters basin which would eventually hold koi fish and other sturgeon from a southern French collector. Working alongside a team of workers from the company, my mission was to transform the edges of the basin into a concrete bank imitating the style of a Japanese garden. 

On the program, fake boulders mostly flat and soft, a zen waterfall, soil banks, all without forgetting partially submerged reefs allowing the fish to hide from predatory birds. Also, movable boulders placed on pallets in order to decorate the alleys nearby and other flower beds on the property. 

A very nice construction site, under the sun, in a (heavenly) garden paradise during the first Covid-19 lockdown. 

type

client

technic

year

sculpture

AAB

shotcrete

2020

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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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