For Olivier Strebelle, the manner in which he constructs his
sculpture, has always dictated their definitive form.
As early as 1949 his work, composed of free and individual elements,
began to organise itself following a principle of construction
unique to each sculpture.
Olivier Strebelle has been following two main lines of research
after he abandoned his original path of expression, ceramics.
Sculptures in environment designed in the context
of architecture or urbanism, a context ever present in the history
of man and property.
Sculptures as objects small at first, they are
made to be within reach of the hand, in the intimacy of a home
or as part of a monument; sometimes they are automated by a mechanical
structure, which transforms them according to an inexorable cycle
(spectacle sculptures); at other times they are created large
to be placed in nature like a tree or rock emerging from the ground