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MÉCÉNAT AU CHÂTEAU DE LAUBADE

Vincent Barré
The bird-plough

The « bird- plough » by Vincent Barré is a real mobile, swaying under the contact of the wind. It is composed of both an old plough component and of a truck windscreen. When Vincent Barré was observing the morning rise of life in the vineyard, he marveled at a bird eating worms in the furrow, at the ploughing time. The sculpture lays on a philosopher’s stone, made of 8 sides. Each of them represents the dependence between elements coming, on the one hand, from the human kind (food, protection, quality, pruning, harvest) and on the other hand, from the gods (AOC, terroir, grape varieties). This balance is reached through the men‘s exigent quest for excellence. This sculpture is nothing but a momentum, likely to taking flight. Its movement seems to caress the vineyard before moving away, briefly.