September 06, 2009

André Gourlet, Jardin de sculptures/Sculpture garden


Here we have Don Quichotte and Sancho Panzo en route in Brittany, France.

Life and works

This scene was created by André Gourlet (b. 1927). The sculptures are on display in the garden of his house in the community of Riec-sur-Belon, not far from Pont Aven in Brittany, France.

Currently retired, Gourlet, like his father, was a carpenter from childhood on. During his professional life he also has done a lot of woodworking, for example by decorating wooden furniture.

Gourlet makes colorful sculptures of people and animals. In his workshop he has a large collection of smaller sculptures of religious and Breton characters.

In 2012 he added the biblical personality Asmodee to the collection (picture above).

At age 90 in 2017 he is still engaged in making sculptures.

Gourlet is a respected citizen in his community and has earned local fame as a sculptor.

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Jardin de sculptures
19 rue Mélanie Rouat
29340 Riec-sur-Belon, dept Finistère, region Brittany, France
visitors are welcome 

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