Three great sails, wings or leaves are stretched across the entrance courtyard of the Musée Arts et Métiers.   There’s a structural mesh to each layer, fanning out from the points of suspension.  This functional pattern is overlaid by something more random and organic, in the sense that it looks as though it might have been produced by the natural processes of growth.

This art work , by Oscar Lloveras is called Surfaces Tangibles.  It forms part of the artists’ continuing exploration of (roughly translated) ‘the place of Man in the environment, the power of natural energies and the notion of temporality’.  To me it has something of skeleton leaves about it, something of bats’ wings and something more industrial.  It’s light, airy and breaks up the ceiling of cloud on a grey day.

 

 

You can find out more about the construction of the art work here (in French)

or to view the gallery, click on any photo above.