Mimi by Markus Raetz
put your hands behind the head and gaze into the deep blue sky
floating in the middle like Marta Pan's Parcours flottant Number 2.
But one of the things that mesmerised me was my countryman Richard Long, famous for his walking or landscape art who here has 'A Circle in Brittany'( Un Cercle en Bretagne).
A close up view. The rock is schiste, slate like but with high mineral content formed originally from clays and muds and become a crystalline foliated metamorphic rock. This rock was used in Brittany 6000 years ago for the many structures of prehistory that fill every corner of this part of the country, it looks marvellous in a barrow grave. It is the intensity of colour that Richard Long has managed to find. How did he do that? I was looking on the ground when I holidayed there for two weeks and never saw anything this rich a colour, my little pieces I brought back pale in comparison. It has the dates 1986-2007 by the title, some obtained from the area of St Just, which also has some other rather unusual rocks and ancient structures, a labour of love judging by those dates.
The grounds of the château contain many other pieces of contemporary art, it is the biggest sculpture park in France.
This we could not quite make out as it was at the end of an avenue of trees but became clearer as we approached. It is called The Seven Colums of Mallarmé (Sept Colonnes a Mallarmé). I will admit my ignorance, I have never read any of his poems or works so I have not a clue what this means. The columns all look similar but when you look closer they are all different.
As we looked back to the house along the long colonnade of trees. I wondered the significance. Any answers or clues from the well read and knowledgeable out there?
1000 Pots bétonnés une serre ancienne by Jean-Pierre Raynaud
(1000 Cemented Pots in an old greenhouse)
At least you know where you are with pots the colour of earth in a greenhouse, there are a few clues and it is a rather beautiful old structure.
A wonderful place to spend the day, a hidden gem of paths, trees, lakes and art, but under threat, and in danger of going kaput, one of the three partners does not want to fund any longer. There is a petition against closure but in these strange times who knows what will happen to the Domain Kerguéhennec, I hope it is still there next time I go to France.
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