art which occupies me for the next few
years. In 1986, the first monumental
Luchrone lights up at Bourges. Where
it continues to glitter. Three years later
the city of Reims commands ‘la Coquille’.
I’ve changed the dimensions of
the works which are four to six meters
high. I can even move around inside !
Accustomed now to the large-scale models
of four meters in diameter, I realise
the Astrolabes of Val-de-Reuil(1990),
Reims(1991) and Paris(1997). The light
of the stars draws my particular attention.
(An attraction witch I’ve had since
my earliest childhood.) I make the acquaintance
of astronomers, who like
artists are personages on the marge of
society, remaining aloof from the dictates
of suffocating consumerism.
The years passed on weighty projects
make me realise to what point I miss
the lightness and inventiveness of the
Alain Le Boucher