Le Coeur des Marguerites (a.k.a. Daisy Hearts) is the Chaudesaigues Award. Not only is it a unique prize created to reward great artistry in tattooing, but it is also designed as a symbolic polymorph art piece that has come to bloom after being planted deep through the generations of the Chaudesaigues family history.
Although it was created from a deep personal point of view, Le Coeur des Marguerites is meant to carry universal themes and, like daisies, is open to the world, much like the way it will be handed out to the winner… the way it should be.
Like a flower growing and blossoming, Le Coeur des Marguerites has suffered a long process. This psychorealist piece simply started with a block of clay, a little bit water, and some inspiration. Then the process gained density with the plaster version and then finally came the bronze under the expert hands of a specialist.
The Chaudesaigues Award was born within the great French artistic traditions of bronze sculpting and pays homage to “La Belle Époque”, a classic turn of 20th century style. Le Coeur des Marguerites mixes bronze, marble, and gold; all ancestral, refined, but strong materials that form a modern whole.
Le Coeur des Marguerites is not so much a thing, but rather it is a feeling, a heartbeat that will never die.
The Chaudesaigues Award has been revealed at Shane O’Neill’s Best of the Midwest convention on February 10-12 2012 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.