Chloritoschist chessboard, 23 x 23 x 3,5 cm, 32 tree-pawns, various woods, between 3,5 and 8 cm heigh ( 2017 – 2019 )

Wandering throughout the alleys of an artisan market of Antananarivo, I came across a very beautiful stone chessboard. The object inspired me, I wanted make something out of it … in the end it became the piece called “Lemuria”. It’s an object that is in fact ready-made, but also halfway between the artwork and the customizable object. Being unable to sculpt myself I set out to find a craftsman capable of making the final object.