My initial concept was to create a totem pole configuration with a vertical buildup of elements (all of which symbolize the town or the region). Then I got the creative inspiration to make some of the elements movable like a wind vane.; thus the 'Totem Girouette' came about. We've named it 'Autant en Emporte le Chanvre' in nostalgic reminiscence of the hemp industry, which was the source of wealth in Bréhémont up until the advent of nylon ropes, which killed the hemp industry. To give the sculpture a bit more gravitas, however, within the basic shapes, I introduced a mathematical abstraction from ancient Greece. The Greek mathematician Euclid came up with what is called 'Euclid's 1st Proposition. By overlapping two circles, the resulting space in a lozenge in which two equilateral triangles can be placed, one pointing upwards (a symbol for fire) and one pointing downward (a symbol for water). Since water is a key feature of our town, this water symbol is quite appropriate...and it is a lovely combination of geometrical shapes!
Backup to my main courier business. When this business died, I decided to focus on the furnished rental business along with the complementary renovation business in Paris. Many of the flats that I ended up managing for rentals were apartments that I renovated for the owners.
Rue du Cherche Midi Paris Furnished Apartment Rental
Loire Valley Garden Retreat Furnished Apartment Rental
The TOTEM GIROUETTE of Bréhémont, France
Photo Selection by Porter SCOTT
Assorted Paintings and Photos by Porter SCOTT
My Children, Nature, and the Outdoors
French People and Their Dogs
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