Pierre and the Almond Tree
Sylvistructure aims to reveal the natural beauty of old pieces of wood found on country paths. The technique involves delicately stripping the wood from decomposing matter, in order to reveal its core. Throughout his career, Pierre Leron-Lesur has developed a specific interest in the almond tree: a singular tree with twisted shapes that is becoming increasingly rare in Provence.
Pierre Leron-Lesur, an atypical self-taught craftsman, has spent the last fifty years of his life developing this unique practice at the crossing point of art and craftsmanship.
“My work reveals raw wood, stripped from any artifice. Nature is a spectacle. One needs to open their eyes to the mystery of the trees.” (Pierre Leron Lesur)