Le vent se lève is made of four identical bronze trees that hold a gold-leafed pyramid aloft in their branches. It suggests that the workings of the intellect and spirit must be firmly rooted in the physical world. Once again nature and culture are interdependent, inextricably linked. Vines are planted in planting boxes at the foot of each tree and during the warm months grow up so that leaves appear on the branches. At night, powerful flood lights beneath the leaves and pyramid create an explosion of energy as the translucent green leaves tremble in the wind.
This work created for the front of Dan Hanganu's new Hautes Etudes Commerciales