Le Salut du Val
This piece was inspired by Arthur Rimbaud's poem “Le dormeur du Val”. Rimbaud wrote it when he was 16 years old, while France was at war with Prussia. It is a beautiful poem about a soldier laying in the grass peacefully but “… he has 2 red holes in his right side…”I show this soldier standing up, saluting, to emphasize the fact he is proud and obedient. This man is voluntarily serving his country, and putting himself in harm' s way to protect those by his side on the battlefield, much like the men and women do everyday for us.
Materials: multiple unique vintage, toy solders framed in a 3D lacquered white wood frame and plexiglass front protector.
Dimensions: 40”x 23.5″x 5″
Limited edition of 10. Though each piece is truly unique due to toys used.