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Sculpture: Metal on Steel.
I like to create wacky, whimsical or funny characters as "Jimmy", who is one of this kind of guys. Someway Jimmy is one of us. My favorite material is steel. I imagine and cogitate upstream on the character that I want to create, its approach and its look, its expression and its gesture. Once it has taken shape in my mind, I begin to collect the pieces to build it, already in my stock and in the flea markets and forests around. When everything is gathered, I clean the tools and the parts that will be used to mount it. I use a blowtorch for welding the pieces one by one. Each welding is sanded and cleaned for optimum finish. When I am satisfied with the rendering of the work, it is cleaned and varnished to protect it. Then, I engrave my signature (monogram JlL, often on the pedestal).
This artwork is signed on the left foot. Certificate of authenticity.
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