MÉCÉNAT AU CHÂTEAU DE LAUBADE
From the main entrance of the estate, the visitor dives into a sensual walk, when he notices the copper plates fixed on the trunks of the plane trees. They represent Château de Laubade’s contour. Stéphane Hazera, the plastic artist, also planted one hundred acacias sticks painted in 4 colors, to symbolize the 4 cardinal points. The house’s staff had asked to avoid wire-mesh fences, which would have closed Château de Laubade into an impenetrable dimension. Conversely, Stéphane Hazera’s approach clearly inscribes the castle into an integrated environment, where it has its own identity and contribution.
Stéphane Hazera is part of the Land Art movement in which landscape and the artwork are inextricably linked. It is also a form of art that is created in nature, using natural materials such as soil and rock. The landscape is the means of the creation.