Current Location:
Murray Living Center -> 1st Floor (Murray)
Location Notes:
MUR; 1st floor, across from 109

Fish

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.88.1
Artist:
Serge Jolimeau
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Steel
Date:
circa 2012
Description:
Black, steel, 3D wall sculpture of three intricately cut and carved fish encircling each other: small (at center), medium (near top), and large (along bottom).
Historical Context:
Serge Jolimeau was born in 1952 in the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Immediately following high school, he worked for two years as an apprentice of steel-working, studying under Seresier Louis-Juste. Today, Jolimeau is one of Haiti's leading metal sculptors, and currently owns and operates his own metal-working studio where he creates many jobs in the local community. He is known specifically for his unique method of recycling discarded oil drums as his medium. He first flattens them and, using hammers and chisels, cuts the metal into fantastical designs that incorporate traditional Haitian Voudou symbols and deities, and also relies heavily on the sea culture for inspiration.