“The Atacama collection was born from the observation of a natural phenomenon: the earth is a living material that metamorphoses. Wet, it is malleable and plastic, but subjected to the heat of the sun, it hardens, cracks and tears.
Erwan Boulloud was interested in this mechanism because he finds in it a very pure example of a recurring theme in his work: the marks of passing time. He sees in these cracks the symbol of the stigmata that life leaves behind. If these cracks may at first seem random, they are actually determined by their environment. Over the course of his research, Erwan manages to influence their number, size and shape. When he creates a piece of this collection, it is not its final shape that he draws, but it is his environment that he composes. He then lets the natural order take its course and apply its laws to it.
The Atacamita sideboards are an imprint, a witness: a moment of this passing time, frozen in bronze, and set like a jewel.”
42.0 x 75.0 x 121.0 cm (16.5 x 29.5 x 47.6 in)
Made to order/