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The snake looks alive !

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The snake

Not far from Nantes, near to the atlantic coast, don’t miss the Huang Yong Ping’s “serpent d’océan” (Chinese artist) in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins. This Huang Yong Ping’s skeleton of an enormous sea-serpent surges out of the sea, as if it had just been found in an archaeological dig. It is part of the Estuaire art collection along the Loire estuary from Nantes to the Atlantic.The snake’s movement makes it look alive : we imagine that it crossed the seas before washing up here. The environmental question is also very present in his art where he regularly exposes the paradox of the man sawing the branch he is sitting on, torn between creative abilities and destructive impulses.

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