December 25, 2008

René Escaffre, Sculpture garden

pictures courtesy of "Foyer de Roumens"

René Escaffre (1921-2008), from the small community of Roumens, in the Haute Garonne department of France, was the fifth in a generation of local masons.

Retired at age sixty he began making sculptures, using modeled iron frames he covered with layers of concrete and painted in bright colours. All creations were displayed in the garden in front of the house

Escaffre made sculptures of people and animals, depicting scenes from daily life in the countryside as it was in the first half of the former century: farmers leaving for the market, children playing, artisans doing their jobs.

It is la campagne in France as we imagine it and as we hapily the good old days.......

After René Escaffre passed away in 2008, the sixth generation of the masons company (René´s son) handles the maintenance of the sculpture garden. 

* Weblog les grisgris de Sophie (sep 2014)

first published dec 2008, revised jan, sep, dec 2014

René Escaffre
Sculpture garden
Roumens FR
can be seen from the street

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