Signed by the artist with his fingerprint
The sculpture is accompanied by a signed photograph of the artist’s dog, Jean.
Dournaux created this stabile of his dog, Jean, using his formidable talents as a sculptor while also employing a sense of whimsy. Jean’s head moves up and down and side to side. There are also two different positions for the head. The resemblance of the sculpture to Dournaux’s actual dog, Jean, is uncanny.
A native of France Fabian Dournaux grew up in a creative milieu. His father was a resort developer and promoter in South America and the West Indies, and his mother, an art dealer. His parents nurtured his natural artistic ability with art classes during his elementary and high school years until Dournaux enrolled as a student at the Beaux-Arts de Nice.
Dournaux began his long career as an art dealer in New York City, buying and selling American and French Impressionist paintings. Seven years ago he returned to creating art. Inspired by Alexander Calder, Joan Miro and Henry Moore, Dournaux creates unique mobiles, stabiles and most recently kinetic wall-mounted painting / sculpture hybrids. Working from his artist studio in East Tennessee, he creates sculpture of all sizes for interiors and gardens.