Le jardin de Joseph Seiller [Joseph Seiller’s garden]Joseph Seiller (b. 1933)
1 Rue du Chemin de Fer, Kilstett, Grand Est, 67840, France
Most of the works can be seen from the outside of the perimeter fence surrounding the artist’s property.
About the Artist/Site
This outdoor sculpture garden was begun in the late 1960s by Joseph Seiller, a farmer by vocation. He doesn’t even remember how, really, he began this project, but he had always liked animals, and he says that perhaps he was inspired by looking at the deer that decorated a large clock on his house.
Created from a concrete mortar mixture, many of the works were later carefully painted in natural colors. They include around twenty animals, many larger than life size, as well as around ten figures dressed in casual or work clothes. The works include a horse with rider, a bear, a donkey, a peacock, a kangaroo with baby in its pouch, rabbits standing on their hind legs and carrying backpacks of provisions, a small-scale Santa Claus, dogs, and deer, all created with great attention to realistic features. Additional works in high relief are installed on the exterior façade of the artist’s home.
The environment is extant and most of the works can be seen from the outside of the perimeter fence surrounding the artist’s property.
~Jo Farb Hernández, 2018
Map & Site Information
1 Rue du Chemin de Fer
Kilstett, Grand Est, 67840 fr
Latitude/Longitude: 48.6788991 / 7.8547053
Ungersheim, Grand Est