Portfolio ll Medium Scale ― Figures for the Landscape and Interior
Expressions of Movement ― Sculpture at the Grove Exhibition
‘Expressions of Movement’ celebrated the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The exhibition, curated by Virginia Grub, Director of the international art consultancy ‘Art Contact’ was hosted by The Grove in Hertfordshire, one of the leading hotels of the world - known as ‘London’s Finest Country Estate’.
The Grove hosts major national and international conferences for global organisations and governing bodies. It opened its gardens and grounds to celebrate these sculptures in 2012.
Pierre made four new works for this show in two very distinct groups. In the first group were two 'sister' sculptures: "Pont de Lune" and "Bateau du Soleil". In the second group, were "Funky Run" and "Pinball Wizz" - exploring a more literal, dynamic approach in the expression of movement.
Funky Run & Pinball Wizz
We build our busy, complicated lives on Jenga Sticks, so in order to keep up, we must keep moving – before the show comes tumbling down. “Funky Run” – c’est la vie.
Hopefully, the sculpture tricks the eye just long enough to suspend disbelief. It’s all about gravity and levity. The odd thing is, in the week that this sculpture was almost completed, Steve Kordek, the Pinball Pioneer who designed and built over 100 variations of Pinball, died at the age of 100 (Feb19, 2012).