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MATERIAL: NATURE

Inspired by my environment, and more precisely by nature, I collect in great numbers her materials. I strengthen and repair them, protecting them from insects, and arrange them carefully in my studio. Then I cast a magic spell and dissect, reassemble, and connect each small plant life to another, creating sculptures and installations that tell stories. The Bird Cabaret for example, is fabricated with sharp spiny teasel plants, which were in danger of extinction in the 1960’s. The installation tells the plant’s story. Each piece illustrates the beauty and fragility of nature’s balance.

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« BIRD CABARET»    Teasles, linen string, bird, goblets, seeds, water, soundtrack (birdsongs)     800 cm x 350 cm x 300 cm

installation view : Maison du Loir et Cher      2008

 

nature4bDetail:  « BIRD CABARET»

 

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nature1b« QUAIL EGG EVENING GOWN »   Branches, quail eggs, resin, cord.     Size 8      2008

 

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nature1cDetail:  « QUAIL EGG EVENING GOWN »

 

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« BARBED EMBRACE»   Chestnut shell evening gown, chestnut shells, brass wire, feathers, vintage mannequin.   Size 10

installation view :   Ex-prévôté, Saint Aignan France   2008

 

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« BARBED EMBRACE»

 

1220-zeus golden rain prévôté“ZEUS’S GOLDEN RAIN”  Rape seed stalks and roots, branches, gold leaf.

Installation:    Ex Prévôté,    Saint Aignan France       2007

IMG_4505Detail:  “ZEUS’S GOLDEN RAIN”

 

nature3aDetail  “ZEUS’S GOLDEN RAIN”

 

 

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“HORTUS BUOY; fisherman’s present”    Iron mooring buoys, mussel shells, epoxy resin    230 cm x 120 cm

Swans Island, Maine USA    2006

 

IMG_8074 (1) “HORTUS BUOY; fisherman’s present”

 

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 “HORTUS BUOY; fisherman’s present”

 

shell lady and I“MISS SHELLY OF ATLANTIC” Guardian of the Atlantic Loop, Swan’s Island, Maine   2006