1990s, 2000s Local clay, stone & house paint Sizes vary
I put the people together on a stage, as I think Evert would have liked them there. I look at each character and I see the local people around me, the ones that make up this village, this region, this nation, that make up this world. For decades Evert created them in his studio in Lacoste, going into the villages, into the fields, the barns, the garages. People would pose or he would simply watch and capture them later. Souls being grabbed in the kindest of ways. The more I look, the more I hear. The more I stare, the more I understand.
The materials are consistent, mixed, all very simple, clay dug by hand, discarded brick or wood or stone. Painted with the colors found in the local ground or the lime paint for the walls of the house. He dug the clay locally or in the Camargue, taken from two wild worlds. The material made it into his hands as he said, “a gift from the earth.” The work is not about calculation, it is pure, from the heart, from the gut, inside.
Check them further, one by one. If your budget allows, keep a few together. If you would like to see more, just ask.