This year, the Fontaine de Medicis served as host to another beautiful floating sculpture, La Pirogue, by Polska, who you can learn more about on her blog and see more pictures of this work. Here you can see the boat-shapes floating, one in the left foreground, one centre back, and one about midway up the pond on the right.
Here's a closer view of the foremost sculpture. This photo begins to capture some of the beautiful play between the suggestive darkness of the water (still waters and all that, you know) and the apparent fragility of the bound-together twigs, which nonetheless suggest a certain tensile strength. You can also perhaps see a hint of the role that reflection plays in this work, with the changing skies making a considerable difference. And, of course, any wind creates ripples on the water and shifts the pirogue's position. Mesmerizing.
I have more photos ready for another post on the Jardins. Hope you don't mind, but as David Downie writes, "A day spent loitering here teaches you more about Paris and its inhabitants than many a scholarly tome."