Self-taught sculptor, Véronique Maxin has began her artistic adventure in 1997 by the use of earth. She has continued her work with plaster, wire netting and paper. In 2008, she’s under the spell of polystyrene which offers a lot of possibilities thanks to its lightness.
Her first birds were realised for an exhibition in the gardens of la Rochelle’s Natural History Museum. “It was an allusion to those mounted exhibited inside the Museum” explains the artist.
She underlines : “I wanted mines coloured, unrealistic and lights”. Those feathered creatures with gleaming colours settle in as on a terrace as among a flowerbed and other wooded spaces of the garden stuck into the ground.
Its iron and polystyrene structure coated with painted papers and varnished resists to bad weather to enjoy all year long its poetic and decorated profile. Only precaution, shelter it when it’s too windy.