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The French sculptor Arson

Presents his sculpture to you
"The Plank Tree"


A sculpture of a chess knight
Arson French sculptor

A prophetic work by the committed sculptor Arson

This Friday 21/07/2023, a monumental sculpture was inaugurated at the Town Hall of Bouchet, created by the contemporary French sculptor,Arson, now Bousquetain. This sculpture, called"plank tree"was inspired by what he sees of the violent impact of man on nature in order to derive maximum benefit from it.

Arson, an artist without taboos

Inhabited by the idea that he has that artists of all disciplines, are the testimony of their time and at the risk of displeasing or shocking, he offers through this contemporary sculpture, a reflection on our greedy capitalist world, without moral values or spirituality.


For the French sculptor, art and sculpture in particular are the legacy that artists will leave over time, bearing witness to the best trace of man.


His sculptural work has evolved over the years and, after a period he describes as"surreal" (see his sculpture "Muslim" or his creation "the telephone"), he goes through a pop art and colorful period with the "Esculmaux" or "the Sweets" to speak only of these buttock sculptures, which would be pure provocations, clean to reflect on the hypocritical and unspoken taboos that persist in today's society.

French sculptor

A sculpture facing the environmental emergency

Instead of settling down over the years, the sculptor is angry. He says he suffers from seeing millions of hectares of trees burning like in Canada or Siberia, in France and all over the world uncontrollable fires, or millions of hectares of forests cut down like in the Amazon… without discernment or respect. Unfortunately, it's not just trees, it's seas and oceans, rivers and polluted land, increasingly overexploited. 


For the artist, with a personal spirituality, which distinguishes global warming from the outrageous exploitation of the earth, we have destroyed what was a paradise and, after this, will come hell.  Both, therefore, were indeed on earth and not in heaven.


It is not a sculptor or a few other artists who will be enough to reverse the infernal machine and green the world, it is his means of expression and this sculpture"plank tree" is not just a contemporary sculpture, nor a pile of scrap metal, it is the artistic testimony of a man sculptor of today.

Photo of the Arbre à planks sculpture packaged during the inauguration of the sculpture by French sculptor Arson in Bouchet in July 2023
French sculptor Arson
Sculpture by French sculptor Arson
L'arbre à planche

L'arbre à planche

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Imagine the unimaginable:

a denatured tree

The sculpture “The plank tree” bears witness to astrong awareness by the artist of the impact of man on nature.

While it is a powerful symbol of life and renewal, the tree transforms into a utilitarian structure in this contemporary sculpture.

this sculpture, “The plank tree” is a work that carriesa crucial warningabout our relationship with nature. A sculpture that I created with passion and conviction, the sculpture of a tree in denatured iron, a powerful representation of the fragility of nature, in the face of our frantic quest for profits. »

photo of The Planked Tree by contemporary French sculptor Arson

"The Plank Tree"  in the end, a fully assumed contemporary sculpture, was designed to be cut with the least possible human intervention and without embellishment: the trunk will make beams, the branches planks or cleats. No leaves, no fruit: you have tooptimize and make profitable.

The square steel shape of the “Plank Tree” sculpture evokesaalarming distortion, a warning to remind us that nature, our source of life, is precious and fragile. If we continue to neglect and exploit it without regard, we risk breaking this sacred bond that unites us to it. 

Environmental sculpture by contemporary French sculptor Arson

“When the last tree is felled, 

the last poisonous river, 

the last fish caught 

then the pale face will realize that money cannot be eaten. »

Sitting Bull, Sioux Native American Chief

plank tree
Dimensions 392 and 52cm

Discover the sculpture

"the plank tree" set in its mini version, to discover on our e-shop.

Steel sculpture on base roots

Two Versions:H. 3.92m and 0.52m

The sculpture can be exhibited outdoors

Tree Carving Drawing
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