French contemporary artist Cecile Raynal developed the series 'Birds and Mothers' in a social centre (called Champ des oiseaux meaning 'Birds Field'), close to the city where she lives and works, in Normandy. For the past ten years, the artist has been running art courses in isolated locations such as: prisons, retirement homes, hospitals and on-board cargo ships, inviting their residents to pose for her. These meetings are often fruitful and enriching, creating a place of interaction and deep thought. As ever in Cecile's sculpture, art and life are interlinked: these portraits are of the people she met at the social center, especially of the women and girls that the artist has admired for their strength and tenacity. The portraits therefore encompass these people's lives, of all ages and all kinds of professions.

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