Sculpture, Bronze with patina and polish, 92x75x55cm , 2008
Etienne (b.1952), France
CapitaHub, Capital Tower Level 30, Singapore
As its title suggests, La Conversation shows two men talking. Many parts of their bodies are ‘missing’, requiring the viewers to complete them in their minds. Their “heads” are mere masks – something that we might all wear even when we engage ourselves in ‘intimate’ conservations. The colour is subtle: nuances of brown caused by the interaction between acid and flame in the process of patination, contrasting beautifully with the highly polished and shiny bits.