La Lame de Marc Couturier (Contemporary artwork)
Second public commission of contemporary art installed in Sélestat in 1998, "La Lame" was directed by Marc Couturier. Dominating the square in front of the church of Saint-Georges, fixed on the gable wall of a building dating back to the Middle Ages (the former Latin School), a long shape stretches for a calm appearance. It can be violent when the sun hits the gold leaves with which it is covered.
This sculpture is intended to be a "blade" that shines and illuminates with its presence the entire site of the square and beyond. It could well maintain a kind of spiritual dialogue with the works of the Humanist Library, vertical to a wall that protected its initial background.