About Didier Touchet
Based in Paris, St Petersburg Florida and Lisbon Portugal
Art medium: Clay, Glaze, Bronze, Wood
About the artists
Paris sculptors; Didier Touchet & CaT have been honing their skills in molding bronze for the past several years.
Originally a wood sculptor, Didier blended his sculptor skills with his forty years of travel experience, bringing about a perfect marriage of his two passions sculpture and travel. CaT was originally clay sculptor. They have decided to merge their projects and sign their biggest achievement together like a rock band.
Their evolution into study of people and attitudes allowed them to introduce another element to this union and extend the range of their talents even further. Using mythological legends (Danaids) in a contemporary context and American western history (Sacagawea), Didier Touchet & CaT are challenging the boundaries of sculpture of the expressionist movement.
Inspiration and what they are passionate about
This is their story that they propose to you in their works. Sketches taken from places that people pay few attentions to: Bamfield British Columbia, Pendleton State of Oregon, Walla-Walla State of Washington, Council Bluffs State of Iowa, West Yellowstone State of Montana, Georgetown Washington DC. They focus on the expressions of the flesh. They seek expression and affirm the universal dimension of figures and groups. Rodin says that “The body, is a molding in which passions are imprinted. “
biggest and smallest achievements
Danaids on Dumbarton Oaks: The 50 daughters of Danaus, 49 of whom were condemned to pour water forever into a leaky vessel for having murdered their husbands. In the classical tradition, they came to represent the futility of a repetitive task that can never be completed as Sisyphus. The Danaids are presented on the Dumbarton Oaks stairways in Washington D.C. where the Dumbarton Oaks Conference take place in 1944, the preparation of Yalta conference and UNO.
Unique copy in Clay and glaze, 91 items, size: 47” x 19” x 27”
Sacagawea: born around 1788 in Idaho and died in 1812 in South Dakota at the age of about 24, Sacagawea is a Native American from the Shoshone tribe. The mysteries around her are so numerous that even her name remains uncertain. It is known that she was abducted at the age of 12 by the Hidatsas with whom she lives briefly since Toussaint Charbonneau, a Canadian trapper have won her on a game of chance by. He marries her. She becomes at the age of 16 the interpreter and the guide of the expedition of Lewis and Clark.
Bronze statue in limited edition of 7 items.
Lucky hand: Goody. original object found near Celilo falls, could be a Native American origin. If you keep close to you the lucky hand, you succeed in all your enterprises.
Size: 2” x 1” x ½”
Exhibitions USA 2019
St Petersburg Art Walk November 9th 2019 St Petersburg, Florida, USA https://stpeteartsalliance.org/second-saturday-st-petersburg-artwalk/
St Petersburg Art Walk October 12th 2019 St Petersburg, Florida, USA https://stpeteartsalliance.org/second-saturday-st-petersburg-artwalk/
St Petersburg, Florida, Glass Art Society Conference March 30th 2019, Danaids project www.glassart.org
Member of the Morean Center for Clay, St Petersburg, Florida