Monday, March 9, 2009

Maison d'Eden . . . House of Happiness. . .

Just across the street from the "House of Chaos", Thierry Erhmann's neighbor, Marc Allardon, decided to fight back against the dark visions of Mr Erhmann by creating "La Maison d'Eden", a brightly colored collection of sculpture and painting in his yard and on the exterior wall around his property. If the theme of the "House of Chaos" is violence and brutal politics, the theme of the "House of Eden" is happiness and peace. In this first photo "la Demeure du Chaos" is visible in the background beyond the bright colors of the "Maison d'Eden". . . The town council of Saint Romain is trying to have this artwork abolished also. And again, my visit to these two sites last week in order to bring you these photos was entirely inspired by the Outsider Environments blog by Henk Van Es. (Thanks Henk !)
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2 comments:

henk van es said...

Wow...very nice colourful pictures, Owen. Good to see the site is still there, but of course legal procedures, although slow, could mean the end of this environment.

Owen Phillips said...

Yes, will be curious to see what happens with the court battles. Thierry Erhmann is saying he will appeal the last decision against him, and take his case before the European Court for Human Rights cases... stay tuned !