"When You're Not Here"

Steatite

40 x 16 x 12 cm / 16 x 6.3 x 4.75"

2015

 

"In When You’re Not Here the human figure has been deformed into its simplest form, and it is standing alone, flabbergasted, with the impossibility to avoid the viewer’s gaze, offering its vulnerability. The figure is not quite straight, its torso is slightly hunched to mark the pain it is feeling. It is shapeless and faceless so the viewer can identify to the figure as well as to the feeling of missing or loosing someone expressed here. The open heart carved out of the stone symbolizes the open wound and the feeling of losing one’s heart when losing a loved one. The simplicity of the work here was chosen purposedly to allow the viewer to create a connexion to the work and to the feelings by getting rid of any visual impurity that could distract him from the subject."