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Cellsmic
1990 - glass, bronze, aluminium

On the park's periphery the artist chose a pool surrounded by two hillsides and crossed by a bridge, under which the water flows by on its way to the main lake. At the center of the pond forty-one bronze cones have been arranged in a spiral pattern, just level with the water surface. They hold up large, irregularly shaped plates of glass which form a base for aluminum bars placed in concentric circles. The visual effect is as if a stone had been thrown into the water and suddenly froze, perpetually recording the form of concentric circles.
The work is inspired in part by the Atlantic Codex (see 1041 recto, Giunti, Florence) in which Da Vinci describes the behavior of water.

Michel Gerard

Michel Gerard was born in Paris in 1938. He lives and works in New York.

Among his most recent one-man exhibitions we recall here: Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson University, New Jersey (1995); One Main Sculpture Space, Brooklyn, New York (1996); Ludwig Museum, Koblenz and Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne (1997); Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York and Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers (2002); Centre d'art contemporain "Cimaise et Portique", Albi (2003); Musée departemental d'art ancien et contemporain, Èpinal (2006- 2007); Parvis du Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain and Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice (2008).

His permanent public works can be seen at: Art Center College of Design Sculpture Park, Pasadena, California; Sculpture Park Kang Doug Gu, Seoul; Parc de Sculpture Chateau de Dravert, Bourgogne; Hospital Beaujean, Paris; Parc de Sculpture La Cerisaie, Lyon; Place du Marché des Vosges, Belfort; Rocher de Borde, Thiers; Park Hafeninsel, Saarbrucken; Sculpture Park, Ein Hod; European Cultural Center Sculpture Park, Delphi.

For further information: www.michelgerardart.com

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