The departure to the retirement
glass-blower
a plaster patinated bby Bruce Krebs.


This sculpture has its own history. sculpture in front of the table of Geo First of all, < br>je am inspired to me by the painting of Geo (Jean-Jules Geoffroy) < i>"les verriers" presented at the La Rochelle Fine Art Museum. I carried out this sculpture within the framework of an exhibition. An intervention of contemporary art entitled "In situ", created according to works of the permanent collection of the museum. My sculpture introduced, in volume, the two characters of the foreground of the table. One upright, the glass-blower, the other, squatted, the apprentice.

When the conservative of the museum wished to prolong the exposure time, I accepted. But, definitely, these two characters did not agree to me. I thus recovered this sculpture and I reconsidered it completely...
The glass-blower now sat. The young apprentice seems to catch his instrument. It is a kind of "giving of witness"...

 


Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice
Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice Great conversation enters the glass-blower and its apprentice

The new pensioner and his apprentice seem in great conversation.
What are they said? you could imagine, of course...



Front, I did not like the distance between the characters, the workman and his apprentice. They really did not communicate. For each one, its task. In the table of Geo either. But its painting gives an account of a human heat which I had not known to retranscribe. Now that the man sat down, its glance is posed on the teenager.

The departure to the retirement

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It appears even more "emptied". Feet in inside. The right hand with ground. Its left hand seems to illustrate a council... or a good-bye. The teenager, seems surprised. It seizes the instrument without conviction.

The departure to the retirement

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For this reason I entitled this part: "The departure to the retirement". Work is finished for one, it begins for the other.


Plaster
Length: 80 cm, Width: 60 cm, Height: 50 cm.

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Bruce Krebs, sculptor
9 ter rue Amelot, 17 000 La Rochelle,
Maritime Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France, Europe.
To send an E-mail to me:atelier.bruce.krebs@wanadoo.fr