The four Personnages represent aspects of the emigrant's experience: leaving his native land, carrying with him his culture, his memories, his ideas and his hope.
Personnages transportant une idée is the original “character” from which the other pieces of the series were developed.
From left to right:
Personnage transportant un coin de terre, Personnage transportant un trait-d'union, Personnage transportant une idée and Personnage transportant nos rêves
Shimizu Corporation, Tokyo (for
Personnage transportant un coin de terre)
KITZ Corporation, Tokyo (for Personnage transportant nos rêves)
Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo,
Satoshi Saito Sculpture (1992),