I have a little fantasy. I would like to add one, perfect outdoor sculpture by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne to my garden . . . IF . . . a really, BIG pot of gold should miraculously appear out of the blue! (wink)
I have known about the French husband and wife duo’s work for a long time now, but last December during Art Basel in Miami, I fell in love with their creations all over again when I went to see their installation at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. I have not stopped thinking about the work since.
I had never been to the garden before, but I can’t imagine the garden WITHOUT their work, and it’s the first time that outdoor sculpture has affected me that way. So often when I see a sculpture out in the world, it feels foreign to the landscape. I may actually like the piece quite a bit, but it rarely feels site specific to me. Here, the works are so married to their surroundings that I finally understand the role that art in the landscape can play. Now . . . I look at my garden, and it feels like it is missing that special cherry on the sundae.
The first seven images in the post are from the exhibition at Fairchild. The rest that follow are others that I love.