Quelqu’un

LES COLLINES DE WAVRE - Wavre (B)

Jean-Michel Folon

1995

For the first sculpture for the Collines de Wavre, Thierry Behiels called on a Belgian artist of international renown: Jean-Michel Folon, who created ‘Quelqu’un’ (Someone).
"My ambition in life is to create", Jean-Michel Folon said on the day of the sculpture's inauguration.  "I create alone, in my studio.  I didn’t know what to do with the block of clay in front of me.  What was I going to do? Then I placed my hands on it and they brought to life a man by revealing a head, shoulders, etc. The clay transformed into bronze (...) Someone had begun life as a work of art.”*
Jean-Michel Folon was born in Uccle in 1934 and died in Monaco in 2005.  He worked with numerous materials and created works in various forms: watercolour, engraving, sculpture, tapestry, painting, postage stamps, theatre sets, etc.

*"Folon siffle sur les Collines" in La Dernière Heure, 17.11.1995, Jean-Philippe de Vogelaere

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