Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front (side table)
ColAAb x Sara Favriau
Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front (side table), 2023
Wood (padouk and plane tree)
H 24 x W 12 x D 22 in
Unique piece (and variations)
Sara Favriau does sculptures, installations, and performances that result in videos. Films that are declined around sculptures which are then activated by performances. A work that renews itself, and thereby questions its status as a sanctuary (exhibition, acquisition), towards a possible status of living (evolving, transformed, altered work, …). Her approach questions both the work and its eco-system; its circularity. She establishes a poetic link with nature and the cycle of life, often using natural materials.
Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front is a poetic title, as for all of her pieces, given to her shelves, vases and a side table created for ColAAb in order to link design, art and life, to « enlarge the sculpture’s field » towards this renewal. Thus, she says to have imagined hybrid objects, at the same time sculptures and furniture, objects and containers, harvested wood and the plant that grows on it.
The side table is made up of a thick plane tree board resting on a central foot, a squared and carved padouk wood log. The two wooden structures, carved, sealed with bee wax, receiving a round earthen container (empty pouch or pot for flowers or plants). This creation is at the same time an artwork et a piece of furniture, an interior microcosm and its possible miniature garden.
Photos: © Sara Favriau - Texts by Pascale Le Thorel