The Sleeper in The Valley

According To Arthur Rimbaud's Poem

Year of realization : 1986
Wood used : Apple tree
Dimensions : Width 148 cms / Height 115 cms

The Sleeper is lying on a bed of comfortable foliage, he rests in
"a green hollow".
Above, dominating him, bared branches, as aggressives, are the representation of his state of mind and the oppression due to his isolation. However, as his feet, the river, represented by the woman on the right of the board, sings and the sun from the mountain shines. He rests. "He sleeps in the sun, his hand on his breast. At peace. There are two red holes in his right side".

It is a try to reveal the incoherence between the beauty of the nature and the injustice of the death.

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