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Duck pond (Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest)

La Mare aux canes (forêt de Saint-Germain-en-Laye)


  • Year : 2011
  • Dimensions : 24.0157 x 19.685 inches

The artistic process

Scattered throughout our landscapes, ponds are complex ecosystems that provide shelter, food and breeding grounds for a multitude of species. Whether natural or man-made, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of them have disappeared in France since 1950. Yet they provide innumerable services (water purification and storage, limiting runoff and soil erosion…) and are part of the “nature-based solutions” to combat climate change and natural hazards. Every year, the Société nationale pour la protection de la nature (SNPN, of which I’ve been a member since I was a teenager) organizes the Fête des mares to raise awareness of the need to preserve ponds.