Isabelle Carabantes is first and foremost the story of a double passion: working the land and animals.
Isabelle lives and works in Fontainebleau, France. She learned sculpture at the Ateliers des Beaux-Arts in Paris where she studied modeling from a live model, which she abandoned to devote herself mainly to animal sculpture. Nature offers him a fascinating world and magical moments of contemplation. Each production begins with work on the anatomy of animals, then with a study of their social structure in order to restore with emotion their wild beauty and their power which are only equaled by the fragility of their lives. She understands very quickly that between humanity and animality, the border is tenuous, that the Animal is also the future of Man. The artist reveals herself in her art more than she could talk about, out of modesty. His approach is not that of a naturalist. Once the anatomy has been studied, she escapes from it to deliver a personal interpretation of the subject by focusing on the emotion felt. It is therefore always with excitement that she approaches a new work, the fear of not being able to magnify the beauty and the life that spring from her models: to tell a slice of life. She sculpts in color by the effect of a play of shadows and lights, the culmination of a rough model. He is frequently told that his animals have human expressions. “So much the better, because they have feelings too! she replies. The man, a friend? The artist does not hesitate: she takes sides, that of the heart, of the emotion that embraces her and carries us away in turn. It challenges us, prevents us from falling asleep on an immutable dream; it alerts us to the consequences of the domination exercised by Man: the end of a magnificent biodiversity, the irremediability of the tragedy.
It invites us to jump. Let’s join her.