The photos and text come from the book "Gargouilles et chérubins de Robert Garcet" published by Harmattan editions.
The sculpture in cement and flint dust requires a mastery of the technique long tested during the previous years.
It is a dry material which requires the maintenance of constant humidification. The result is original, it is second to none. It’s the master’s touch!
Robert has always worked with this constituent of which he is the manufacturer.
As a quarry operator, the company produces flint pavers but also crushed flint of all grain sizes. The dust collected during this crushing is the artist's miracle product.
He will use it indoors and outdoors.
The Lion Cherub was the first monumental work performed in an acrobatic manner.
The position of the wings depends on the correct calculation of the distribution of the forces which keep the work in balance forty meters above the ground.
It is the highest position of the edifice.
Robert Garcet began this work by raising the turret when the building had reached the fifth level. He wanted to step back to get the ball rolling.