VCCA-France: Coeur de Mon Coeur

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Sculptor and VCCA Program Director Craig Pleasants was asked to create a sculpture as a tribute to the strong arts connection between Amherst, Virginia and Auvillar, France, as well as a celebration of VCCA's 40th anniversary and the 17th anniversary of Moulin Nef. "Coeur de Mon Coeur" will be a permanent installation on the hill behind Moulin Nef, VCCA's residency for artists, writers and composers in Auvillar, France. This moving picture show commemorates that process. To learn more, go to vcca.com

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  • 1. Coeur de Mon Coeur
    Sculptor and VCCA Program Director Craig Pleasants
    was asked to create a sculpture
    for the top of the hill behind Moulin Nef,
    VCCAs residency for artists, writers & composers
    in Auvillar, France

2. Coeur de Mon Coeur
The sculpture is a tribute to the strong connection
VCCA and VCCA-France have inspired
between Amherst, Virginia and Auvillar, France
3. Coeur de Mon Coeur
as well as a celebration of VCCAs 40th anniversary
and
the 17th anniversary of Moulin Nef
4. Coeur de Mon Coeur
5. Sculptor Craig Pleasants gathering scraps from Recyclage Metaux
6. 7. John Alexander & Robert Losson, the knifemaker& steel consultant to the project
8. Coeur de Mon Coeur will be situated on top of this hill behind Moulin Nef
9. View from where Coeur de Mon Coeur will be installed
overlooking the back of Moulin Nef and the Garonne River bridge
10. Getting started
Photoby John Alexander
11. 12. 13. 14. Stephan and Craig after installing the first bottom legs
15. France Alvin demonstrating the finer points of sculpture building to Stephan and Craig
Photoby John Alexander
16. 17. 18. The first side of Coeur de Mon Coeur in place + the bottom half of side two in process
19. 20. Sabu with the fine welders touch
21. Sabu tack welding with French style
Photoby John Alexander
22. Stephan welding in the air
23. The skeleton of both sides of Coeur de Mon Coeur
24. Craig and Stephan
Photoby John Alexander
25. Preparing the foundation for Coeur de Mon Coeur
26. Craig pouring the footing for Coeur de Mon Coeur
27. 28. 29. Coeur de Mon Coeur
Stay tuned for the completion and christening
VCCA.COM