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Aqua Minerale




Artist : Aurélie Charles

Biography & Artworks


Collection: «Vestiges & Racines »

Size: 12.2 in x 3.5 in x 1.7 in

Support: Plastic and Plaster of Paris

Medium: Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Natural Watercolor


 The Artist’s words:

Glass half empty, bottle half full.
The plastic bottle, the sinews of war. The ugliest invention of man. Polluting, dangerous, expensive and destructive, it nevertheless contains the source of life. The water. Our most precious possession. The half bottle symbolizes the child. The one whose water is cut off for the benefit of those who waste it. Aqua Minerale is the waiting time to be served at the restaurant while at the same time a living being walks for miles to reach the well.

It is this plastic that is extracted from suffocated and injured marine living beings. It is this shape that our brain identifies without even knowing the word. It is this bottle in the sea that should not be thrown away, it is this forgotten bottle on the side. It is this industry that fights to make it ever more optimal, lighter, more malleable to the point where it barely twists open. It’s this phrase “live young” but it’s also these sneakers that are made with when they are recycled. Hope for eco-responsible consumption reserved for the elite of our regions while still a whole section of the world population does not drink. And finally, it is this design piece that already has its place in museums, a reference to a human era of great and beautiful ideas.

As for me, it’s this bottled water versus tap water debate, it’s a father actor of water. It’s this sewage treatment plant from my childhood, these immortal slogans, the price it costs, the weight it weighs, this filthy old port, this dead turtle, this dehydrated child and mine to save. Water, air, life …


Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 9 × 4.2 × 31 cm



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