Title : A fresh look at the textiles
used in tapestry at Chaise-Dieu
Format: 200 x 300 cm – 78,7” x 236”, two-sided
Weight: 23,2 kg – 53 lb 4 oz
Date: 2019- 2020
Technique : 864 polyester rectangles covered with fabric, with silk and cotton edging then wound around them
art residency, Joint Syndicate of the Chaise-Dieu Project for the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE)
A collaborative project to foster dialogue among inhabitants and their textile heritage. With 75 participants, two 2m x 3m panels were produced, to rework the composition of tapestries for the Chaise-Dieu Abbey choir. Created at workshops focussing on the colours on either side of early 16th-century tapestries
Edging donated by sponsors Denis & Fils
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.
Running water series
Five squares series
Time and Space series