Les Charmeurs Marine


The Urchin is a dear ‘sea animal’ to me . It always sends me back to my childhood when i was going to the seaside with family. You always find their shells on the beach. I have a huge collection of these shells. That’s why I chose them for my second installation. I need to pay them homage as it’s an emotional feeling I have for them. I remember I used to collect their spikes to write on slates when i was a child. We children were so proud to have a spike of urchins! Here is an opportunity for me to present them to the people so that they respect and protect them.
They come in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes. Some species have incredibly long thin spines with a round body. They are to be found in every nook and corner of beaches in Mauritius .
My installation consists of two big urchins in ceramics, a fish and several starfishes sitting on algae. I found these a good combination to present my work so that they may raise awareness to the public who should catch up in helping to protect Mother Sea to survive.

  • Single Artist
  • Sculpture / installation / ceramics
  • Single Work
  • 2022
  • Ceramics/Sculpture
  • Separate Sculptures on sand sitting on a plywood
  • 25 cms | 100 cms x 100 cms | 25 cms
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