Shamane

Submitted by Marie-Josee Leroux

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Client: Les Lapidiales

Location: Port d'Envaux, France

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $45,000

Project Team

Artist

Marie-Jose Leroux

Client

Les Lapidiales

Overview

Shamane represents an Inuit women holding a tambourine. It was carved on limestone during a two months residency in Port d'Envaux, Charente-Maritime, France. Dimensions are 10 ft X 3,2 ft x 3,2 ft. It was carved only with manual tools.

Goals

It was a commission for Les Lapidiales, a sculpture park, wishing to represent different cultures of the world. I was there to represent North American Native cultures.

Process

Les Lapidiales took care of all aspects of the residency. I had to meet and exchange with the public during the process.