Pièce d'artillerie, 2014
Pièce d'artillerie, 2014

Laurent Tixador
Pièce d'artillerie, 2014
Oak wood
70 x 70 x 200 cm, calibre 8mm
Unique artwork


For Sèvres Outdoors, Laurent Tixador has taken on the challenge of building an on-site wooden cannon, using hand tools.
With no veritable homologue in military engineering, the work is no less capable - in theory - of launching projectiles. However, the purpose of this experiment has more to do with its manufacture than its effectiveness.
Working to produce a piece of artillery, with minimal, accessible means and a little elbow grease, is about fully exploring the DIY approach, a central concept in Laurent Tixador's work.