picture from the French magazine Zon'art ¹
Above scene can be seen when driving the road from Auray to Quiberon in the Morbihan area of Brittany in France.
To take a better look stop at the road-side café at the spot known as Mont Salut, and find a seat on the terrace
picture from the nostaledonie weblog
These sculptures from tree stumps have been made by André Morvan (1934-2019) who all his life has lived around the Mont Salut location.
Morvan had a job as a carpenter and he probably began making the wooden sculptures once he had become retired in the 1990s.
Fascinated by old trees and tree stumps, he would see all kind of personalities and representations in these trunks and by adapting them he succeeded in bringing their soul to life.
The sculptures are exposed all around the café. Some of them are between two and three meters high.
* pictures on weblog les grigris de Sophie (February 7, 2011)
* above weblog also has an article by Michel Leroux entitled From Hell, I made paradise; a translation into English is available in OEE texts
first published March 2010, last revised October 2022
Jardin de sculptures