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Femme Grotte
Description : Smoke-fired stoneware sculpture, pigments, cypress plinth
Date of creation : 2019
Dimensions : 140 cm × 30 cm × 66 cm
Weight : 25 kg
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About the work :

Femme grotte (Cave Woman) is a smoke-fired stoneware sculpture by contemporary French artist Cécile Raynal. This work represents a pregnant woman lying on her back. She has a large hole behind her head in the middle of her long and thick hair. It conveys a new main symbolic and poetic aspect in the ‘A l’enfant qui nous garde’ exhibition, exploring the links between our spirits and physical bodies as humans. 

The sculpture Femme grotte is originally part of the installation Wait (with Marine), with the sculpture Fawn. This sculpture can be sold by itself or with the other work of the installation. Contact us for more details. 

This portrait is part of a series of sculptures designed by the artist during an eight-week art residency at a private hospital: Natecia, in Lyon. During several stays, the artist immersed herself into maternity life, crisscrossing the corridors with her sketchbook or modelling there and then in clay the portraits of the people who she came across, health professionals as well as patients. These sessions, marked with sensitive exchanges, created clay figures caught within the very particular circumstances of these encounters: the expectation of a happy event, always tinged with uncertainty for the future parents; passion and tension, constantly linked in the healthcare teams work.

Back in the studio, further sculptures were crafted. Figures of animals, new-borns, stuffed toys, all arranged on wooden blocks, bringing a dialogue to the portraits. Cécile Raynal has woven poetic, incongruous or even playful links into her sculptures, echoing the perceptions and reflections during her residency. For the sculptor, motherhood appeared as a real sounding board for fundamental questions such as the relationships between life, childhood and parenthood and the power struggles.

This sculpture is a one-off piece, sold with a certificate of authenticity. 

Dimensions of the woman : 35 cm H x 27 cm L x 64 cm D

Dimensions of the plinth : 111 cm H  x 30 cm L x 48 cm D

Femme Grotte

Description : Smoke-fired stoneware sculpture, pigments, cypress plinth
Date of creation : 2019
Dimensions : 140 cm × 30 cm × 66 cm
Weight : 25 kg
sold
A question ?

Contact our experts on +33 (0) 1 40 28 92 28

Our guarantees :
  • Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
  • Secure payment
  • Money back guarantee (valid a fortnight within EU)
  • Delivery by specialized transporter
  • Delivery insurance included in shipping costs
  • Shipping costs based on delivery destination
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