Artist: Gisela Stiegler


The black, 2.3m high sculpture resembles a baroque plague column becoming the protective symbol for Sail Against the End and was partially carved during the voyage Endless Between the Ends.

For the human being, the sea and the plague are elements that are not manipulable either emotionally or rationally  –  thus, the meaning of the columns of gratitude changes to an ideologically-loaded expressive sculpture.

Following Sail Against the End, the seafaring voyage undertaken by Hervé Massard, a huge sculpture will replace the mast of the boat.

The corpuses of the sculptures represent a symbol of the baroque era, the last universal language, and in the exhibition designed by Hervé Massard, they stand as a link to the varied and diverging works of art with their interrelated messages.