SIGNORI / MILLET
From painting to steel
Alain Signori’s drawings of heads on the covers of old books are very powerful and a genuine work of art by their very number.
These drawings inspired Jean-Claude Millet with two ambitions.
The first: to put words to the lines, giving one or several insights each injected with culture and personal sensitivity.
The second: to give the line volume and also density, thus embracing the challenge of combining drawing and metal.
In either case, the poems or the sculptures are the result of a « tête à tête », which according to the definition in Larousse, is: « the result of a discussion between two people who find themselves alone together ».
In order to illustrate this exchange of ideas and shapes, the sculptures are always exhibited with a reproduction of the drawing on the cover of an old book, very similar to the original, with the corresponding poem printed on the other side.