charred wood, polyester resin, sand blasted glass, cow horns, turned steel, five photographs
51 x 93.5 x 10.5 inches / 130 x 237,5 x 26 centimers
The theme of sculpture as landscape also is found in Gérard's 1996 Rain Chariot, which consists of a pair of corroded iron wheel-and-axle assemblies that support a plate of glass sandblasted with the image of falling raindrops. The latter image was inspired by photographs Gérard made of raindrops striking the windows of a moving train. Once again, Gérard's work blends nature and industry into a poetic whole.
Collection de l’artiste, Haute-Vienne, France
"Michel Gérard at E.S. Vandam Gallery, One Main Sculpture Space" by Eleanor Heartney, Art Press (New York, Dec. 1996)
"Michel Gerard at the Neuberger Museum" by Janet Koplos, Art in America (Jan. 2003)
Michel Gérard: Signature Transformations 2009–1972, Christian Pirot (2009): p. 52