Robert Smart - LaSouterraine

Robert Smart – La Souterraine

Steel and Cast Iron

La Souterraine is the name of a small village in France that held an arts festival in which the artist participated. Smart asked some citizens to volunteer to have life casts made of their faces. He tape recorded interviews and took photographs. The sixteen cast iron faces, set atop steel posts grouped in twos and threes, vary by sex, age, and expression. To the artist these “faces are merely an indelible memory of a shared event.”

© 2012 Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Photography by Gerry Holmes.