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 CoeurSculptor and VCCA Program Director Craig Pleasantswas asked to create a sculpturefor the top of the hill behind Moulin Nef,VCCAs residency for artists, writers & composersin Auvillar, France 2. Coeur de Mon CoeurThe sculpture is a tribute to the strong connectionVCCA and VCCA-France have inspired between Amherst, Virginia and Auvillar, France 3. Coeur de Mon Coeuras well as a celebration of VCCAs 40th anniversaryandthe 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 installedoverlooking the back of Moulin Nef and the Garonne River bridge 10. Getting startedPhotoby 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 CraigPhotoby 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 stylePhotoby John Alexander 22. Stephan welding in the air 23. The skeleton of both sides of Coeur de Mon Coeur 24. Craig and StephanPhotoby 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 CoeurStay tuned for the completion and christeningVCCA.COM