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Recycling of aeronautical parts

For the past few years, I have been interested in recycling aeronautical parts that I transform into sculptures, trophies or everyday objects. It is an ecological approach that makes it possible to give a second life to aircraft parts that have traveled a lot. It is of course above all, an artistic approach. I consider that the aircraft parts have an extraordinary design that are worth in themselves many contemporary objects and sculptures. By painting them by acrylic pouring, I can magnify them while keeping the spirit of the raw piece.

I started with small parts mostly from commercial aircraft engines (as shown in the piece above). I was also interested in airplane antennas. Then little by little I tackled more imposing parts, making even more the massive and imposing beauty of the plane. Here is also a redesigned aircraft floor with acrylic pouring.

Since then, I have been interested in even more imposing works, in particular this sculpture made outside the framework of the Air-Art competition for Air France artists, of which I am the curator and which will take place at the end of 2021. This work is a tribute to the pioneers of aviation, made from CFM56 engine parts. Blue symbolizes the sky, white represents pilots including the greatest pioneers of aviation and red symbolizes the engine and the machine. The blue-white-red set incorporates the materials of the first aircraft such as canvas, wood, metal or rope.

Other more ambitious projects will soon see the light of day, including a sculpture more than three meters high, composed of engine elements of Boeing 777 and Airbus A320. We will come back to this later.

Also a fresco of 45 square meters, integrating real structural elements of an airliner will see the light of day in 2022.

While waiting for these masterful works, I leave you with one of my latest achievements: an acrylic pouring on an engine fan:

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