Myriam du Manoir
In which world do you want to live?
This art work is wondering about environmental issues : Do we want to adopt environmental friendly and cost saving practices? Or do we prefer consuming more and more and polluting more and more, compromising the life on earth and the future?
The presence of the old dam near the place where we had worked is an illustration of an ecological practice ahead of its time and is one more reason for me to ask ourselves about our choices of lifestyle and to face environmental issues.
This building is like a sanctuary dedicated to the Earth, symbolizing a healthy way of life, respect, protection of nature and a promising future.
It is made of mud and recycled glass bottles.
A dialogue is formed between earth and sky, between the density of the earth and the transparency of the glass. The light flows through the bottles like a flood of honey.
In this shelter, as a shipwrecked sailor inserts a message in a bottle to be carried by the sea to somebody who, he hopes, will save him. The visitor can put inside a bottle a message intended for nature and the Earth as a contribution for a better future.