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20H50, 2017 / Objets Rituels series

Candelstick
Terrazzo, painted metal.
H : 14 X 19 cm

This ritual is to be realized in the evening.
Underlined by the reflect of the stones, it is the contemplative look of a child to the stars, it is the moment between the action and the rest.
This ritual can be done alone or with others.
The flame of the candle offers a contemplative atmosphere, it is at the same time favorable to introspection but also to conversation. The fragrance of incense calls the senses to come back mindfully to the moment.
This harmonious whole offers a calm ritual between the hustle and bustle of the day and the rest of the night.
The ritual is limited to the lifetime of the incandescent elements.

Ritual objects are household objects that have not been sanctified and do not belong to a sanctuary but are used in religious rites. In a broader sense, a ritual is a practice performed with precision and care in a given context. Usually more experienced than thought, these traditions are part of the richness of human existence. Whatever one may think of religions, domestic objects do influence the way our rites and habits work. This impalpable link is used here to draw the contour of new rituals adapted to current beliefs. By relying on common notions of happiness such as gazing at the stars, taking time for oneself or looking at each other smiling, these rites take shape through objects in order to enter more easily into our daily life. These diverse devices all have a form and a function that guide the gesture to produce a specific act in a given situation. The textures and effects of materials have been thought around the symbolism of colors. A golden tone touches on each ritual to recall its sacredness. Whether casual or daily, they provide the user with a change of state before and after the ceremony.

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