The SkullTree

☛ 3dPrinting Sculpture, wood and glass bell, 2011 ✰

Still life but full of vitality, the SkullTree is a Vanity, a paradox between a symbol of life and an inescapable death, between a spring foliage and a winter skeleton. Rebirth of the Man and his place in nature, this sculpture incarnates a resurrection. The hope of a new symbiosis between the Human and the vegetal world. 
It is a strong bond through our past to the modernity of this third millennium.

This creation refers to the cabinets of curiosities as to Vanities which exist since the 18th century. Its symbolism is materialized by a laser, organic particles welded together by the light, uniting the material to the void.
time which passes and the changes that it inflates, the seasons that succeed and die to be reborn, bones embodied in a plentiful and light foliation.

More than an object, this tree is an invitation to life. 
Its broad, well anchored roots and its foliage which rises towards a celestial imaginary are protected by a glass vault.
This life under bell is a snapshot mixing duality, balance and paradox.
This whole sublimates our human existence.

This Sculpture is visible at the Galerie Matignon, 18 avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris
It's been displayed for the first time during ArtParis art fair, in the Grand Palais
I'd like to thanks E2r-rp for their precision and professionalism.

This sculpture is part of a collection of vanities and objects combining modernity throughout new technologies, such as laser sintering and some physical principles, to the very classic aesthetics of a cabinet of curiosities, that i called Modern Curiosity.