Isabelle Panelas-Huard has always been fascinated by the elegance and lightness of movement of the seahorse (which is also the only species whose eggs are carried by the male). In creating her bronze sculpture “Hippocampe” Isabelle wanted to accentuate the natural beauty of the seahorse and its maternal side by transforming its dorsal fin into a fan.
Isabelle Panelas-Huard began her artistic career in 1999 after a career in psychotherapy. Her initial goal was to remain close to the human form and to sculpt nudes in an academic style. However, she felt the need to make her artistic research fly toward more personal writing. Her subsequent travels inspired her to do this. A desire to express something more instinctive, something more animalistic, became like a void for this artist. She made the leap to wildlife art within artistic research combining spontaneity with aestheticism.