AFRICAN HOMAGE

Art and Sculpture

Votive offering II

Votive offering II, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Where the first sculptures religious, or profane ?

Impression Timbuktu

Impression Timbuktu, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Notwithstanding his love for art, sculpture, and architecture, Timmy remains a cranky and stubborn character…

The Circus Dragon’s tooth

The Circus Dragon's tooth, Addé, sculpture

When sculpture celebrates dragons.

A present from the past to the future, Addé, sculpture, detail

We know about the past, we wonder about the future, art, like this sculpture, celebrates the present.

Morphogenesis IV

Morphogenesis four, sculpture, Addé

The ancient Greeks knew 3D and the Antikythera mechanism was part of a CNC machine…

From stone to bone

From Stone to Bone, sculpture, detail, Addé, African Homage

Matter is a basic element for life. Matter is transformed to meet the necessities of life, and, sometimes, to become sculpture.
 

Baron Samedi

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

This sculpture bears an optical punctuated painting reminiscent of the martelé of obsessional Voodoo music. 

Votive offering

Votive offering, sculpture, detail, Addé, African Homage

Sculpture might be the vestigial remain of votive offering.

Tristesse

tristesse, sculpture, Addé, african hommage

When a sculpture plays the blues…

Tenderness

Tenderness, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

This sculpture was created with and for tenderness, as simple and deep as it is.

Morphogenesis III

Morphogenesis III, sculpture, Addé, african homage

When sculpture celebrates the future of architecture…

Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone, sculpture, Addé, african homage

Some paintings are named « still life » as if life could stand still. A sculpture can be still forever, a dry bone on a dry stone, somewhere no one goes.

Danse Fambeaux

Danse Fambeaux, Addé, sculpture, african homage

Although modest, this gris-gris sculpture “Danse Fambeaux” is a tribute to fabulous artist Dr John.

Ancient Ritual

Ancient Ritual, Addé, sculpture, african homage

Discovering ochres cliffs is, still today, an astonishment. In the early times of humanity, it must have been taken as a gift from the gods…

Traces

Traces, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

A contemporary sculpture and a prehistoric artefact share in common, the will to leave a trace as the trace of a will.

Morphogenesis II

Morphogenesis II, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

A painted sculpture offers a sort of synesthesia, when colours being associated with shapes, give a triple esthesis : form, colours, and their combination.

Morphogenesis I

Morphogenesis I, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Each and every structure is composed of elements. How those elements assemble to complete a form, is the fundamental principle of Morphogenesis.

Soul Sacrifice

Soul Sacrifice, sculpture, Addé. African Homage

None better than music to convey emotions, then turn them to sculpture and colours…

Remains

Remains, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

A sculpture created today, is potentially vestigial. Time passing, one day, it might be exhumed, considered, together, with emotion, curiosity, and science.

Bass Sola

Bass Sola, Addé, sculpture, African Homage

Bass is to music what sculpture is to painting. It carves and structures music, turning the air into volumes enhancing colours in space.

Taming the untamed

Taming the untamed, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

This painted sculpture features a harmony of colours that are regarded as opposite, non harmonious. Yet they vibrate together…

Punctus contra punctum ad Imitatio, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

A « strange smell of purple » could be another way to introduce this sculpture, as it offers an invitation to a synaesthetic form of creation.

The Purple Variation

The Purple Variation, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

We are accustomed to seeing paintings on canvas. Here, the polychromy is done on volumes, therefore, slightly modifying the colours’ perception.

Gris-Gris

Gris-gris, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Gris-gris bear an infinity of shapes, colours, and sizes. Yet they mostly come out as polychromatic sculptures.

Iwa

Iwa, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Iwas are sorts of guardian angels, they seem to inspire a certain wisdom to their human followers. Some are more powerful than others, each will be chosen carefully.

Star Dust

Star Dust, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Remember me or don’t. All in all, it has no importance. Whoever we are, wherever we come from, some day it has to stop.
Many of us have descendants, others do not, yet each generation might be the last one, and will leave a trace, a memento, an enigmatic remain ; here is mine. We are all star dust…

A Miraculous Apparition

A Miraculous Apparition, sculpture, addé, african homage

When miracles switch from seriousness to silliness.

The Triumph of Venus

The Triumph of Venus, sculpture, Addé, africanhomage

Sculptural triumphal tribute to the 21st. century Femininity Goddess.

Runes

Runes, sculpture, Addé, polychromy, africanhomage

Runes is a sculpture by Addé for African Homage – The quest for sense is not a-sensitive.

Murasaki

Murasaki, sculpture, Addé, polychromy, africanhomage

In honour of Murasaki Shikibu, author of the Genji Monogatari (Heian era XIth century).
Murasaki was an alias, taken from one of the characters then given to the author. Sculpture by Addé.