October 30, 2009

Pierre Clement, Maison Coquillages/Shell decorated house

Siouville-Hague is a small community on the Normandic coast in France. It boasts a very wide, sandy beach and in the 1970's french celebrities would stay there for a holiday. The beach is still there, but todays celebrities enjoy their fame elsewhere.

From an art environments point of view Siouville has kept its fame, because of a house and a garden decorated with shells that is located in the community.

Decorating the house and creating the sculptures in the garden was a project of Pierre Clément. He was a coppersmith in the region of Paris, who used the house as a holiday home. Currently Clément is retired.

Starting around 1997, the project took him about ten years.

Apart from Sophie Lepetit's weblog, which has a series of pictures (may 2010) of the site, there isn't much information on the internet about this art environment.

published oct 2009, revised may 2010

Pierre Clément
Maison des coquillages
11 rue des Fréres Frémine
50340 Siouville, dept Manche, region Normandy, France

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