Forget about the cheese boards or wood baskets made with old wooden casks! There is a lot more to do with them!
In 2008, a young French guy, Sébastien Basile fell in love with a wine barrel! He instantly understood the artistic potential of the media.. With absolutely no background in arts, he decided to train in a French art school, to obtain at least the fundamentals (perspective, colour, proportions…) during 2 years!
When asked why he chose to work on such a strange ‘media’, Sébastien answers: “The wooden cask is universal, used almost everywhere by now, has a sensual feminine shape, and boasts a strong history (wines that aged in the barrique and winemakers that worked on them, craftmanship behind the realisation of the casks, but also sea travels, pirates tales…)
On a graphic point of view, it’s an ideal playground for an artist, with more than 2 sq.meters to work with, and the textures (wood and steel) that offer infinite possibilities…
Sébastien Basile is now 31, lives in Valenciennes, North of France. For more details, visit his blog: http://latelierdebacchus.over-blog.com/
One word, brilliant!