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Serge Jolimeau, now in his 60’s, continues to dazzle with superb new sculptures, just into the gallery. Jolimeau was born in the legendary village of Croix-des-Bouquets, where most of these wonderful metal works are created. He was an apprentice under Seresier Louis Juste (see my June 29 post), and has been exhibiting internationally since the late 1970’s. To see sizes and prices, click on “Artists” at the top of this page, then click on his section there.
SO pleased with this group of new sculptures by that Haitian genius, Eugene Jacques. I think his work is so innovative, and nothing like anything else I’ve ever seen. This is a great group, and a shout out of thanks to Michael, my site guru, for setting up this slideshow…..
In the seminal book on Haitian art, “Where Art is Joy: Haitian Art: The First Forty Years”, the great expert on Haitian art, Selden Rodman wrote in 1988 “Two other metal workers of outstanding talent, neighbors of Liautaud in Croix des Bouquets were Seresier and Janvier Louis Juste. Shearing their way to fortune in the 1970’s, both these artists were ambitious enough to go beyond the small cutout circles the tourists loved to tie to their handbags. Sometimes they would incise drawings into their figures. In very large pieces, cut from industrial drums, they integrated birds, bats, mermaids, drummers, horsemen and weird combinations of all five with astonishing ingenuity.”
I’ve just acquired and installed this really quite wonderful (15 x 23″) sculpture in the gallery. I love these two “Dancers” – can’t figure it out, but just love it!
Lots of Saharan dust high up in the atmosphere these days – quite usual for this time of year. Skies are whitish-gray during the day, and made for a particularly beautiful sunset from the shore the evening.
The St. Martin-based marquetry master Jean-Pierre Straub came to visit this week, and although always happy to hang his superb works in the gallery, was particularly pleased to install two with “Anguilla content”. “Anguilla Beach” is the iconic entrance to Meads Bay by Malliouhana Hotel, and “Le Gommier” is a representation of an (in)famous turpentine, or gum tree which had a horse’s head carved into it through the elements, here on Island. I’m trying to find out where is was, or if it still stands. Anyone?
I adore this new lignum vitae sculpture by Victor Hempel. It’s a stunning bowl that seems to span the length of my front desk. Here are two views…..
O’Malley was feeling the love during the week. We were all chillaxing out back of the gallery, and he just cuddled right up to his mom Augie in the afternoon…..