Roger Moreau Coeur de St Barth, Limited edition bronze sculpture mounted on metal base. (Photography by Marthe Sobczak)
Roger Moreau’s Cœur de St Barth project is representative of the spirit of the island itself. Discover his donation to the Green Hearts Gala and more about his pieces.
Roger Moreau lives and works in St Barth, and his bronze hearts of St Barth are staples on the island. His pieces are first carved out of dead corals or rocks from the island, and then created into bronze sculptures resistant to tarnish or erosion. The resulting works are one of a kind pieces that evoke Moreau’s love for the island, its environment, and its people. Creating his pieces from the raw materials of the earth is an important point for the artist, the basic becomes universal and creates a shared common ground between the artist and the world around him. The works are emblematic and timeless in nature, the symbolism of creating and sharing these hearts is, to Moreau, symbolic of sharing happiness.
Moreau is donating the bronze piece “Cœur St Barth” (2023) to the Green Hearts Gala auction, which will be hosted by Simon De Pury. The piece is emblematic of the island and emphasizes the innate connection between the people of St Barth and the environment. This symbolic piece is also particularly poignant considering part of the proceeds for the gala auction will go to funding crucial cardiological services on the island.
The Green Hearts Gala
The yearly gala hosted by Art Saint Barth returns to the island for another night of extraordinary programming and impactful fundraising. On January 3rd 2024, The Green Hearts Gala will be brought to you by Utöpia and Art Saint Barth, with the generous support of Chrome Hearts, Vilebrequin, Summum, and Space Gallery St Barth.
The Benefit Auction’s proceeds will support two associations: Le Cœur de St Barth, which funds the medical needs of the cardiology care in Saint Barth, and The Territorial Environment Agency, and its local associations, in their joint mission of environmental protection on the island of St Barth.