The Floating Sowers

Date: 2021
Medium: Clay, wax, glass
Courtesy: Courtesy the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/New York and C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels

Jean-Marie Appriou’s sculptures personify man’s relationship to the nourishing soil by drawing inspiration from the ancestral gestures of sowers, gatherers, and foragers.

They also suggest the idea of a crossing between worlds. Two half-submerged faces with hypnotic eyes broadcast waves on the surface of an in-between world.