The challenge is to be bold and tackle the subject while capturing the light in a different way
The ice flow is moving. The emperor penguin, at first glance clumsy, sways from one side of his imposing stature to the other ; you never know if he will fall, slide, turn or dive… Using sculpture, I am able to achieve this almost invisible imbalance
Bronze with chrome or black patina finish
To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the legendary Bee Bottle, Guerlain commissionned Etienne Rayssac – and eight other Maîtres d’Art – to create a unique display element for it.
I wanted to liberate the volume, give it lightness, re-define it like a hand encasing a woman’s body. To bring it up to date using drapery to illustrate this and position the bottle in levitation, making it positively aerial. The new design is more elaborate and textured, reflecting the intensity of the bottle, the richness of the perfume and the delicacy of the ornamental sculpture.
Sycamore wood with gold leaf inlay
A powerful piece. We could liken it to a scratch, a weft, a scarification, a trace on the body of a standing man. He stands there, erect, omnipresent, on the lookout, even if the ground tremors, his head in a flash of light.
Verticality. An axis. Where blood flows. From the depths of the earth to the energy of the stars.
Floor lamp in oak, polished and rough bronze
Carved oak base inlaid with brass mesh
Height : 200 cm
Each sculpture is a challenge.
“I mix and grind the material. The shape unfolds without me knowing where it comes from.
I crush, model and reach a point of balance that is totally obvious. It can take me a day, a week, a month; it’s not a table or a piece of furniture, it’s a sculpture…
The energy is there, it unfolds and flows along a backbone…”
Oak, bright polished bronze arch
Gold leaf inlay
I was captivated by this tiny, magical animal that propels itself by jerks through the sea ; by its movements and its dynamics as well as its relief, its shape and its such exceptional, unexpected roll.
Carved oak wood and black patinated bronze