A27 Foot Philippe Pallafray
- Stainless steel, aluminum and mixed media
- 12 × 6 × 12 inches
30.48 × 15.24 × 30.48 cm
A foot cast in aluminum, its protruding tibia replaced by the rotor of an electric motor is positioned on a stainless steel base in this provocative sculpture. This steam punk inspired work by Quebec artist Philippe Pallafray may foreshadow human evolution in which technology including robotics intersects with and even replaces parts of the body. Philippe Pallafray is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec. He worked for 15 years in fine arts in France before immigrating to Canada. In 2005, he established a studio on Île d'Orléans, Québec. Pallafray integrates polished stainless steel with natural and man-made materials to create provocative indoor and outdoor sculptures. Pallafray has exhibited in the US, France and Canada at the John B. Aird Gallery, the Artist Project Toronto, Alliance Française de Toronto and the McMichael Canadian Collection. In 2016, he was artist-in-residence at Saint-Georges de Beauce, where he was commissioned to create the sculpture Aquagraphie. Pallafray's work is held in private and public collections in North America and France.