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The choice to sculpt animals came, asserts itself from my years as an apprentice in differents workshops. Even when there is a human body, the animal remains. I have purely classical influences:from a trip in Italy, I have Donatello,Giovani da Bologna, Michaël Angelo, the sweetness of Raphaël.From my visits to museums, Carpeaux, Rodin, Pompon and Moore have conquered my childhood.
Put together with men, animals get their symbolism value, while mankind shows its preponderance. When an animal becomes a movie star, it helps us to restore humanism.
I live near an African Reservation, and I like to go and sketch the animals, surprise them in their balance, characteristic of their unexpected and always moving beauty.
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