L'envol [The Flight]

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Date: 2024
Ref: 7146
Materials: Bronze polychrome
Dimensions: 92 x 50,5 x 100 cm
Exhibition history: 2024 Parcours Les Victoires, Plaine Commune, Saint-Denis, France
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

In the series Genius Loci, this new public commission untitled “L’envol” coincides with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A life-size bronze sculpture of a child releasing a bird is placed on the footbridge overlooking the Canal Saint Denis and the Olympic stadium. The universal figure symbolises the link between generations, a dynamic and poetic image of renewal for a neighbourhood in the making, at the heart of urban and ecological transitions.