Léa Bigot opened the doors of her Marseille workshop to us. Meeting with a multidisciplinary artist.
What is the book that moved and/or inspired you the most?
Lately, I’d say The Lover by Marguerite Duras. I really enjoyed this book, which illustrates the colonial society of the era in the form of a love story. This society, marked by brutality and injustice, was that of my great-grandparents. These are lives that are not documented in history and rarely talked of by families but are leaked out by the new generations that live in French overseas departments.
Do you have a particular ritual to tune you into your creative process in the studio?
Napping. My work process is a constant dialogue between my mind and my body. Sleep is a necessary transition between two states: the reflective state, a time when I seek to steep in receiving external elements, and the moment of sculpting, which is a very physical experience.
Can you tell us about the piece you created for Sessùn's "Floraison Créative" carte blanche?
The idea behind Magda is to create a tower that grows out of itself into the light. Its composite nature - three modules that fit together organically - is reminiscent of a vertically articulated frame that rises upwards. It is a tribute to the sun and to all the beings who seek to come closer to it.
What will you remember from this carte blanche experience?
A sense of serenity in my work. The kind of serenity that comes from the trust placed in my work by Sessùn and the respect given to my time of reflection. It is a rare opportunity to be able to express oneself freely and to be welcomed with such kindness.