La Rosée

Lieu
Esch-sur-Alzette
Client
Public Building Administration
Date
2015

Our office has teamed up with the artist Armand Strainchamps to respond to the call for applications issued by the Public Buildings, for the creation of the work of art called "La Rosée", which is located in the lobby of the Hôtel de la Justice de Paix in Esch-sur-Alzette.

 

Indeed, the idea for this installation is to represent the meteorological phenomenon of the dew falling on the olive trees located below in a basin. The sculpture is made of stainless steel cables suspended from a concrete slab of the large entrance foyer. The cables are arranged in a geometric pattern that takes the shape of the pool, with a cable spacing of 30 cm. 250 cables of variable length follow the shape of the olive trees' tops. They were produced by the Atelier Olinger in Foetz.

 
A reminder of nature

49,100 pearls were used to create this work and come from a French company called "Les Perles du Soleil Levant" in Auxonne. These are light-coloured wooden beads of three different diameters. A horizontal mesh of fine nylon thread connects all the cables in the lower part of the sculpture so that, if the sculpture moves slightly, the whole sculpture moves in a single movement, reminiscent of the leaves in the trees.