This set of sculptures was created in bluestone and granite, directly extracted from the ground and cut into blocks which were then assembled just as they were, mounted one on the other in order to give shape to a human silhouette. The way in which the stone had been worked was deliberately left apparent, without finishing or polishing. Its surface thus presents the visible traces of the drilling and rough cutting up which display the successive manipulations the stone underwent at the quarry. This non-finito effect lends a primitive character to these figures, which forcefully impose their earthly, tangible presence, while highlighting the true nature of the stone: a rough, heavy, solid material marked by time.
Of various sizes, installed on concrete plinths of different heights, these sculptures bear all the evocative names of the temperaments which subtly reflect the diversity of human nature. Kinds of relics from another world, whose archaic appearance recalls the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, these stone characters nevertheless manage to shatter the measure of time and to embody a familiar presence, both benevolent and reassuring.