Bronze sculpture details
The environment is what the sculpture does not show. It appropriates the space that still remains to it before the barrel empties itself. And the figures? Are they part of the environment? Are they – who are already polluted themselves – attempting to avert the disaster or are they in the process of tipping the barrel over and thereby destroying nature? Man is called upon to protect what is fundamental to his life.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Michel Favre was born in 1947 in Lausanne (Switzerland). He spent his childhood and youth in Martigny, where he also served an apprenticeship as a stonemason.