This piece is a wind break made of larch wood slats mounted on a metallic support. There were two sources of inspiration for the orthogonal placement of the pairs of wood slats composing this structure, the first being the fanned panels of an actual wind break. The second is the “Tableau de la Réconciliation”, a teaching tool designed by Pastor Jean-Frederick Oberlin in the 18th century. In a fashion similar to Oberlin's design, the wood slats are positioned in such a way so as to produce an anamorphic effect. The words written on the surface of the panels appear depending on the position of the observer. By changing vantage points, the viewer can make out the names of the four cardinal directions. Work by Canadian artist Ilana Isehayek who has been living in Alsace since 1989.
Access: On foot from the Saâles VVF holiday village (no car access, trail is long, steep and quite rocky). Accessible by car from the village of St-Stail.
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