Le sable pour sortilège

« Travailler le sable , c’est sculpter à l’envers, c’est “ressouder” les grains entre eux , et modeler la pierre. Ce n’est pas creuser, mais construire un nouveau volume, dans toute sa fragilité. » Ainsi Oona gwelloc’h évoque t’elle son plaisir à minutieusement, doucement, bouleverser la nature. Sans jamais, bien sûr, lui manquer de respect.

Le sable, donc: L’artiste le colore, pigments en poudre minérale, ou végétale, qui soudain font corps et âme avec les grains, alliance chaude, mate, d’une inégalable profondeur, plongée ensorcelante d’une nature vers une autre, comme une évocation des cycles de transformation, après la Vie , la mort, et de nouveau la vie.

Entre peinture et sculpture, ensuite, il s’agit de travailler la matière en fines couches successives, mille feuilles instinctivement composé, au fil d’un geste inlassablement répété, mouvement méditatif grâce auquel atteindre une dimension inédite, de l’infiniment petit -le grain- à l’infiniment grand - le cosmos- de l’hier au toujours, de la réalité à l’intemporel.

Empreints de thèmes symboliques ou mythologiques, Les « sablés » d’ Oona gwelloc’h racontent tous une histoire d’outre-monde, fossiles d’art qui disent l’au-delà. Un au-delà serein, d’emblée inscrit dans l’éternité.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

" Journey to the Cailleach "

This piece was inspired by a journey to the Cailleach , during the darkest time of the season as an Owl offer me her song to carry on . 

The making was also a long journey , with a carving volume knew to me . 
The back ground of this piece is made of Iron wood , a wood that they use here around the oyster park and that has been salvaged, it stayed in the sea and mud for a very long time and it is almost petrified . 

Carved in aspen wood ( clear wood) , it is about 19.5 inches long and 9.5 inches large , quite heavy , but will look great on a wall or even best as an Altar tile .

Monday, January 7, 2013

By the Love of Barnenez Cairn .

Last Sunday I finally pay a visit to the Cairn of Barnenez , the Famous ! It is a very special place for me since I grew up near by , for the best time of my childhood. If somebody ask me what was my favourite time of being on this Earth , I generally answer that it was that time of my life , from 6 to 12 years old and I was living there all that time. 

Lots have changed around the cairn and it looks very well maintained now. There even was a guided visit and to my deepest interest I have learned a great deal about it. 
You can certainly find plenty to read on internet about it , but a visit would be best . I highly recommend it , if you come this way , at the end of the Old World. 

I live right across the bay from the cairn , almost exactly across , full west . when I walk of the shore on the other side , I always salute the cairn , smiling of this short distance across water . I can see it everyday , and will certainly return to source regularly there.

Again and again , I'm so grateful to be walking on my ancestors land , I'm so happy and inspired by my surrounding and it is why I feel strongly to express all this in my carvings and paintings, I could not keep all this in me , the overflow of this ancient and powerful energy has to come out ! 

By the Gods of my tribe , 
May there be peace on the Land , 
from the Land to the sky, 
from the sky to the Earth. 
Strength for all . 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Crow Spirit Pruning Knife .

Reposting the Crow spirit knife today , as it still looks for his owner ! ... :)

From Opinel , prunning Knife size 10 , stainless steal blade , beech wood handle , Hand carved .
Still available at Wizart Etsy shop . :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mon pays a la fin de la Terre / My country at the end of the Land .

I live here ! 
All theses landscapes are near by , they feed me and inspired me . 
I'm so grateful to be back Home, where I belong . 

 Je vis ici ! 
Tous ces paysages sont tous proches de moi , ils me nourrissent et m'inspirent
Je suis tres heureuse d'etre de retour au pays ou je suis nee . 

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Recent work and commission

Here is the last commissioned bullroarer :
This knife is for sale Wizart etsy shop ( click on the pic on the left )
as this one , which is a new and a bit different style, the frame is made of a particular wood salvaged from the Oyster parks near by : It's called Iron wood .It as been in the sea for a very long time and is almost petrified !
All this was made by hand in Brittany ( Bretagne. France ).