Monday, September 5, 2011

Jaume Plensa's "Nomade"

David Leroy, a new Twitter friend as well as story teller and artist, introduced me to Jaume Plensa’s Nomade, a giant statue of a man of letters in Antibes.  The hollow statue is literally made of letters, a skin of text.  It is such an amazing piece of work, I wanted to share it and found a remarkable blog post by Yves Peters with pictures and a video that will give you an up-close experience of it.

Here are just a few of the author's words about this work:

I always imagined that our skin is permanently tattooed with text – our life, our experiences – tattooed, but with invisible ink. And then suddenly, somebody is able to decipher these tattoos; that person becoming a lover, a friend. That is probably why I work with sculptures like this, this human form composed solely of letters, like cells. It’s almost biological.


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