Jacques Owczarek was born, in his own words, at the age of 30 through his sculpture in a tiny workshop at the end of a small courtyard in the legendary rue Jacob in Paris. The location is not insignificant, as it is steeped in culture while looking out on the world. Regarding his work, he says that he lets the earth express itself. He doesn’t seek anything. “Animals want to be born, they are souls that breathe, they impose themselves on me.” He lets the forms impose themselves and come to life. With no documentation, those who don’t frequent zoos or view animal books think they see a monkey when, in fact, it’s an elephant.