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forged steel
1985
9.5 x 36 x 45 feet / 2,9 x 11 x 13,7 meters
Rocher de Borde, Theirs, France

Orbs
forged steel
1985
Orbs
forged steel
1985
Orbs
forged steel
1985
Orbs
forged steel
1985
Orbs
forged steel
1985
Orbs
forged steel
1985
Orbs
forged steel
1985
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forged steel
1985
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forged steel
1985
Orb
forged steel
1985
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forged steel
1985

Permanent outdoor sculpture of five components commissioned by the town of Theirs, central France, Located in the old town of steel Industry, that during WW2 became a region of French resistance, this work is placed on top of a mountain. Combining abstract and figurative elements, these five sculptures, like five letters in a word, create a statement about the human presence in the underground, the natural and the social environment.

Bibliography:
Michel Gérard: Skulpturen 1976-1988 by Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim (1988): p. 15
Michel Gérard, Centre d’Art Contemporain CAC Pablo Neruda Corbeil-Essonnes & Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Duren R.F.A., texte Jean-Luc Daval (1987): p. 13
Michel Gérard: Sculptures 1976-1987, Musée de Calais (1988): p. 18
Michel Gérard: Signature Transformations 2009–1972, Christian Pirot (2009): p. 22