THE GATES OF FIRE

A black concrete sculpture with mist

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This is stone portal is meant to evoke carbon and fire. The horizontal lines are inspired by geological strata, the steel lines that delineate the sculpture are meant to recall the final use of carbon and its extraction from the depths. Misting nozzles along the insides of the portal are activated when visitors walk through and the resulting light fog is meant to suggest smoke. 

Material: cement, pigments and basaltic gravel, stratified resin, stainless steel, grillwork.  
Height: 4m30

Concept: Pierre Luu
Construction: Pierre Luu with the help of Bruno Mathieu, Florent Métayer and Mokran Chebbah