Fleur Nabert started to sculpt clay at the age of 15. After the revelation of this material which became her prefered one in the golden light of a Southern France studio, she discovered the power of bronze at the Antoine Bourdelle Museum in Paris. In 1996, now aged 16, she cast a first bust of Beethoven after Bourdelle at the Landowski Foundry in Paris. Since that day, her works have multiplied: first inspired by litterature and mythology, she then became dedicated to expressing her spiritual quest.
Her attraction to sacred and monumental art is revealed today by many projects in medieval to 19th century churches – e.g., facade and transept stained glasses in the 16th century Blérancourt, Picardy Renaissance church that miraculously survived World Ward II bombings- or contemporary projects in 20th and 21th century modern churches – e.g., the entire choir of Saint Adrian in La Defense, Paris.
Each creation has its own singularities. In Schiltigheim, Alsace, France, a monumental Christ had to dwell in front of a powerful XXth century organ. The bronze sacred sculpture has been suspended in front of the wooden masterpiece, with matching colors, which provides visual unity and harmony, yet makes the musical instrument faint into the holy presence.
In St. Adrian, a risen Christ adorned with gold leaves radiates its presence on a Wall of Glory above the tabernacle.
In Lisieux, every aspect of the chapel Our Lady of the Smile, from top to bottom, has been taking care of by the artist to create an intimate space with Therese Martin and make one discover her “little way”, made of humility and love. The chapel contains a sculpture of the Saint when she was a teenager before entering the Carmel, with open arms toward the choir, a golden ribbon in the shape of the Virgin with at its heart a glowing tabernacle, a white patina bronze altar carved with her famous words “Merciful Love ” and other furniture.
« The whole law of human existence consists of making it possible for man to bow down before what is infinitely great. If man were to be deprived of the infinitely great, he would refuse to go on living, and die of despair. Man needs the unlimited and infinite as well as the small planet where he lives. » Fedor Dostoievski
Creation of a brand of artist Jewels “l’Atelier de Fleur”
Creation of 9 stain glass windows for The Lamb of God chapel in Gare de Lyon, Paris.
Complete remodeling of the Basilica of Saint Avold (East of France) and creation of 10 sculptures ans liturgical furniture.
Creation of 3 sculptures and one stain glass window for The Lamb of God chapel in Gare de Lyon, Paris.
Creation of sculptures for the oratory of the Carmel of Bayonne du Carmel de Bayonne
Creation of two new stained-glasses windows for the Church of Blerancourt
Creation of ten Banners, diocese of Strasbourg
Exhibition in Saint Gery Church, Valenciennes – France
Personal exhibition at the Metz Cathedral -France
Creation of the sculpture “the pilgrim of the wind” St. Boniface, Burnhaupt, Alsace – France
Personal exhibition at the Brussels Cathedral – Belgium
Inauguration of “The boatman”, monumental sculpture, Mutuelle St. Christophe, Paris
Personal exhibition at the Noyon Cathedral – France
Personal exhibition at the Chartres Cathedral – France
Creation of three stained glass windows, Blérancourt- France
2007 – Personal exhibition, La Défense
2006 Commissioned work “the empty tomb”, Yvetot – France
2005 Personal exhibition, La Défense
2005 Personal exhibition, Hermitage Gantois, Lille
2004 Personal exhibition, Lérins Abbey, Cannes
2004 Creation of a triptych and a tabernacle for the Lycee Henri IV, Paris
2003 Personal exhibition, Gallery Bansard, Paris