2 September 2022

La Sculpture de la Femme de la Liberation, Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire (71)

L'Arbre de la Liberation has, in a sense, two lives. The first plaque tells of the planting of the maple tree in September 1945 as a celebration of the first anniversary of the liberation of Mâcon in Le Square de la Paix. Seventy-seven years later came the second generation of the tree, which had had to be felled.

In early August this year the wood sculptor Jacques Pissenem began the work of transformation of the original tree into a female shape, clenched fist protected by a wing. A hole with rotten wood on a level of the lower head of the woman was found, although this was not intrusive. Far from it, in fact, as this represents the suffering of women.

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