Umbrella Sky Project

Le Village Paris 4 girls clarity and light I’ve been doing some research on this shopping mall that I visited in Paris last year.  My sisters and I had actually gone to visit the Madeleine Church located in the 8th Arrondissement. Light rain misted down on us. On our walk from the Metro, we were pulled in, like a magnet, by the colorful umbrellas.

Turns out the shopping area is called Le Village Royale where there are designer shops and expensive boutiques.  Because of the rain the colors reflected off the wet stone walkway.  There was an air of magic and then these whimsical sculptures added another dimension.  I love unexpected surprises!

The Umbrella Sky Project is an ongoing open air, short term installation developed by Portuguese artist Patricia Cunha.  There have been others around Europe since 2012.  On the Paris day I experienced it, the colors contrasting against the gray day, had a WOW reaction.

I believe the sculpture artist is Carole Feuerman, but I am still researching her work.

Also see my post A Little Magic from Paris

I hope you are all safe during this time of pandemic.  LR


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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2 Responses to Umbrella Sky Project

  1. Wenona says:

    I remember the awe this scene inspired in us, the three sisters, during our magical adventure in Paris. You’ve described it wonderfully. Thanks for bringing me back to this memory!

  2. I am so grateful we went last year… And reliving great memories this year!

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