The king of snails

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The king of snails – Sculpture Addé 2019

A mythical figure, the king of snails was an enlightened monarch.

Inventor and alchemist, he created the snailicin, a true panacea, as well as the pedunculin, whose role in the treatment of exophthalmos is undeniable.

Author, thinker, and philosopher, he wrote a comparative essay on creeping patterns, thus establishing the particularism of snails in terms of their abdominal power.

He, as well, wrote a masterful treaty on relations with freshwater fish, and in particular with the roaches whose chief was called Marcel.

And a study on the exemplarity of hermaphroditism.

And a monumental manifesto: “we are everywhere”.

His subjects decided to immortalize him, but although brave and conquering in spirit, the good king suffered from a modesty bordering on shyness.

So much so that he accepted to be statufied under the sine qua non conditions, that he remained invisible, that only his shell appeared, and that no bladder tulip came to spoil the landscape.

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Le Roi des escargots 

Figure mythique, le roi des escargots fut un monarque éclairé.

Inventeur et alchimiste, il créa l’escargotine, véritable panacée, ainsi que la pédonculine, dont le rôle dans le traitement de l’exophtalmie est indéniable.

Auteur, penseur, et philosophe, il écrivit un essai comparatif des modes de reptation, établissant ainsi le particularisme des escargots quant à leur puissance abdominale.

Il composa également un traité magistral des relations avec les poissons dulçaquicoles, et en particulier avec les gardons dont le chef s’appelait Marcel.

Aussi, une étude sur l’exemplarité de l’hermaphrodisme.

Et un monumental manifeste : « nous sommes partout ».

Ses sujets décidèrent de l’immortaliser, mais bien que courageux et d’esprit conquérant, le bon roi souffrait d’une modestie confinant à la timidité.

Si bien qu’il accepta d’être statufié aux conditions sine qua non, qu’il restât invisible, que seule sa coquille apparaisse, et qu’aucune tulipe de baudruche ne vienne gâcher le paysage.

 

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The king of snails © Addé 2019 – photos Xea B.

 

A sculpture in honour of one of the greats of this world….

Une sculpture en l’honneur d’un des grands de ce monde…

Tribute to the snails

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Leyla October 19, 2019, 18:34

    fantastic artwork

    • Addé October 19, 2019, 18:42

      Thank you Leyla, that is the fastest appreciation ever received!

  • Eric Lavergne October 22, 2019, 17:35

    Une sculpture glorifiant très bien à ce roi escargot.

    • Addé October 22, 2019, 18:25

      Hé hé! merci Eric. Ce roi m’évoquait “le pape des escargots” de Henri Vincenot, bourguignon de vielle souche et conteur extraordinaire.

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