The “Homo Algus” are the creatures of the marsh of the natural reserve of Séné.
Brittany is the ideal land for migratory routes, a refuge for threatened species, rare plants, and since 2012 the residence of strange inhabitants, the Homo Algus.
Ephemeral creatures made of algae and mud, the missing link between nature and man.
Emerging from the swamps these sensitive and vulnerable beings approached the paths as if to whisper the beauty of our planet into the ears of the visitors.
These swampy creatures in the Séné Marshes Nature Reserve, in the Gulf of Morbihan, France are the work of Sophie Prestigiacomo and they want to reflect our continuous and tense dialogue with nature.
It started with two mysterious beings a few years ago but a recent crowdfunding campaign helped to bring to life more Homo Algus to populate the reservation.
The figures are modeled with mud and algae, with the algae drying out within the elements, the colors, textures and “skin” of the creatures change over time, along with the organic landscape in which they live.
The sculptures offer viewers the opportunity not only to visit the site but also to talk about biodiversity and our relationship with these lands.
Although the swamp creatures look gothic and spooky, these works of art are magnificent in demonstrating the metamorphosis we all have over the course of a lifetime.
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