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    At the little village of Tarn, near Albi, S. France, one-time vintner Jean Marc Lecorday?

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    At the little village of Tarn, near Albi, S. France, one-time vintner Jean Marc Lecorday has found a novel form of artistic expression which might be called " blow-lamp sculpture.".

    When his vineyards were destroyed by severe frost some three years ago, Lecorday who has a wife and six children to look after had to find himself a job. A man of little schooling, he learned how to handle a blow-lamp and became a pipe fitter till one day he had an idea. His implements a hammer, a blow-lamp and an anvil, his raw material odd lengths of central heating pipes, the set about making scarpa iron sculptures.

    After looking around his vineyards where fresh shoots are slowly starting to come up again, he locks himself in a barn, follows his momentary inspirations and sketches his new "creation" on a plank of wood. Then he sets to work, welding, hammering, heating and moulding - until his mental picture takes shape.

    Sometimes it is an animal, like Don Quixote' mare, sometimes a human figure, like that of the beggar, or that of the old woman with the candle. But static though they may be, his sculptures all have the breath of life in them - life created from cast-away iron.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JJPCPHFS3AK55WPJSRUA7I1L
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JJPCPHFS3AK55WPJSRUA7I1L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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