The Sleepwalker - Henri de Miller
Henri de Miller (1953-1999), Le Somnambule [The Sleepwalker], chromed stainless steel, bronze, 1983
Seeming to take flight towards the heavens, the slender silhouette of the sleepwalker defies the laws of balance, perched on a sphere, itself resting on the edge of a cubic volume. This bronze and steel sculpture, installed in 1983 on the Place de l'Iris, creates a surprise in the middle of the towers of La Défense.
A word about the artist
Henri de Miller was born in Mulhouse in 1953. It was in Paris that he was introduced to drawing by taking classes at the Lecomte workshop, then at the École Nationale des Métiers d'Art. He also made Ecoute, a sandstone sculpture set in Place René-Cassin. He died in 1999.
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