Title: Throb 1
Five square series
Format: 171 x 171 cm – 67″ x 67″
Weight: 1,625 g – 3lb 13 oz
Date: 2018 – 2019
Technique : 1,063 fabric squares of five different sizes. Fragments assembled by hand using three techniques depending on size and the 3-D effect, then quilted onto canvas through a silk core.
Description: The work owes its English title to the fact that the word “throb” has greater onomatopoeic impact than its French equivalent “pulsation”.
Throb 1 was inspired by works featuring shading in warm colours by Aurélie Nemours, Rothko and Paul Klee, as well as Johannes Itten’s work on squares.
The geometric base using squares of five different sizes was designed for “Ripples in the Water”. Here it has been fit into a square: a unique proportion to boost the dynamics. A library of red fabrics carefully collected over the course of 20 years, enhanced by two collections, features over 60 shades of red.
Wiggle room as needed to test reds.
Alternating classic and 3-D assembly techniques enhances the volume effect yet further, with the textile composition achieving sculpture status.
Title: The skin of the world
Format: 152 x 215 cm – 55,1″ x 90,9″
Weight: 2,040 g – 4 lb 19 oz
Date: 2017 – 2019
Technique: 6,825 3-cm squares of fabric, assembled in three dimensions then quilted together onto a canvas base with a silk core.
Description: For The skin of the world, the avenues explored in the Moments and Running water series break free, with diagonal lines softening up. The three-dimensional effect becomes a method. Combined with the chromatic choices, it confers true sensuality to the work as a whole.
A new texture is achieved, somewhere between fur, feather and scales.
Encapsulating previous explorations in a nutshell, the relief composition has a mesmerising effect on the onlooker.
Title: Running water 3
Running water series
Format: 152 x 215 cm – 59” x 93”
Weight: 1,615 g – 3 lb 20 oz
Date: 2016 – 2017
Technique : 6,825 textile squares 3cm wide, hand-assembled and quilted on a canvas base with a silk core
Description: Photos taken of the back of Running Water 1 inspired another fabric effect in another, wider format. The oblique line in the original motif has been softened.
This achieves a honeycomb surface, revealing a new fabric with a relief pattern. The textile fragments seem to each melt into the next, producing a blurry optical sensation, almost Impressionist in its feel.
Between Running Water 1 and Running Water 3, the textile squares have gained in mobility, looking swifter, following a sharper slope in a landscape depicting the confluence of light and shade.
This new relief assemblage achieves a floaty, sensual effect, as if fabric were layered with ether.
Instants series Running water series
Five squares series Time and Space series
Circles series Alhambra series