all photos (by Hubert Bouvet) published here in agreement with
the Inventaire Générale région Hauts de France
On the front of a house along the Rue Nationale in the commune of Sains-en-Gobelle in Northern France, about 40 km south-west of Lille, decorations can still be seen that refer to the years 1980/1999, when particularly in the backyard a special art environment was created,
The above red-colored ladybug with many white dots, is one of the first stand alone creations of an animal that Lemaire made.
Elsewhere in the garden are welded metal roosters, one formed from iron chains, the other from metal discs.
Using other metal items, like hubcaps from cars as shown in the image above, Lemaire also made decorations. This image was added to a wall of a shed at the edge of the garden.
The person with a hat is Subito, a cartoon character known in France, created in 1936 by the cartoonist Robert Velter (known as Bozz).
In the image above there is a small figure in the upper right that appears to reside in higher realms, (birds, space vehicles} and sends a lightning bolt to a structure of yellow and green stripes below.
Robert Lemaire passed away on October 7, 2010