WHALI WHALOU (whale)
By creating “Whali Whalou”, the whale, Pascale wanted it to be representative of all categories of whales without distinction. Pascale wanted to ensure that the whale is no longer a “consumer product” as can still be seen in some countries today, or in a new sector in full economic expansion that is “whale watching”. Pascale says: “Let’s protect the whales! Let’s continue the fight that has been going on since the 1930s so that all of them obtain the status of “protected species”. They are the safeguard of our oceans.” Edition size: 8 Available to DSWF 1 (No 5/8).
Self-taught, Pascale Beneteau does not belong to any mainstream and has no particular artistic influences. She works on instinct. Beneteau has lived in Africa, India, Japan and today she lives and works in Normandy. Pascale believes animals are unique beings and the bond forged between them and us can be exceptional. Subsequently, it was only natural that she chose them as her main theme. It is in clay that she models them, seizing their attitude to interpret them in her own way and give them a very personal touch. Then comes the final step, which consists of transforming the terracotta work into bronze.