This site-specific installation titled Aerial is shown at the Abbey Brauweiler in Germany It took the French artist Baptiste Debombourg 420 hours and two tons of glass to accomplish. The description to this artwork is simple and clear: The mind is everything. The material is the servant of spiritual.
“Destruction, like construction, is a human expression and a paradox of life because it is can be both good and evil. My personal point of view is that destruction is inevitably linked to repair.” The French artist often utilises shattered glass and other elements of the sort in most of his works to play with the opposing ideas of construction and deconstruction. His installations are always eye-catching, larger than life and they are usually shown in galleries, outdoor sites and in public spaces. He also documents all the time and material spent creating each work, asking the rhetorical question, “What if I were the first artist to get paid by the hour?”
I like how his works always strike to capture the typical moments which nature has so much control over and human beings seem so weak in comparison. He tries to re-create the beauty of nature's destruction with these mind-blowing artworks using human-made materials like shattered glass. To me, it is almost like saying us, human-beings, can be as powerful as nature but in a constructive way.