2010

Antonio created the sculpture Ducks, Dragons and Birds during a workshop at Boisbuchet, in the summer of 2010. The workshop Animals, held by Elric Petit and Augustin Scott de Martinville, from the Swiss design studio Big-Game, was organized by the Vitra Museum in cooperation with the Centre George Pompidou (Paris).
Antonio's inspiration came from this arcadian place in France, where he had to think about a link between objects and animals. His eyes found hidden beings surrounding him, locked in the shapes of a few natural elements: a dragon in a tree, ducks in wooden sticks, and old birds in apples on the trees.
With the advice of the lovely Tristan Cochrane, Antonio recreated all of these fairy tale animals in plaster and papier-mâché.
And after some conceptual evolutions, everybody could easily see these beautiful animals.

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