Fontachoulet Gallery – non-utility basketry

RURAL CREATURES

Series of metal and willow sculptures
The willow is woven around the remains of objects found on agricultural land. These decaying, rusty and deformed metal pieces have been recycled into new categories of being. The combination of willow and metal makes them truly expressive.

The RURAL CREATURES are exhibited at the museum of basketry in Cadenet, France, from the 3rd of July until the 5th of September 2021
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Rural Creatures #1 (2019)
Rural Creatures #1 (2019)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 21.5 cm | ↔ : 35 cm | ↗ : 25 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 21.5 cm | ↔ : 35 cm | ↗ : 25 cm

Rural Creatures #2 (2019)
Rural Creatures #2 (2019)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 45.5 cm | ↔ : 25 cm | ↗ : 62 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 45.5 cm | ↔ : 25 cm | ↗ : 62 cm

Rural Creatures #3 (2019)
Rural Creatures #3 (2019)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 30 cm | ↔ : 41 cm | ↗ : 20 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 30 cm | ↔ : 41 cm | ↗ : 20 cm

Rural Creatures #4 (2019)
Rural Creatures #4 (2019)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 24 cm | ↔ : 27 cm | ↗ : 65 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 24 cm | ↔ : 27 cm | ↗ : 65 cm

Rural Creatures Big Blue (2020)
Rural Creatures Big Blue (2020)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 32 cm | ↔ : 65 cm | ↗ : 59 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 32 cm | ↔ : 65 cm | ↗ : 59 cm

Rural Creatures #6 (2020)
Rural Creatures #6 (2020)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 23 cm | ↔ : 22 cm | ↗ : 28 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 23 cm | ↔ : 22 cm | ↗ : 28 cm

Rural Creatures #8 (2020)
Rural Creatures #8 (2020)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 9 cm | ↔ : 13 cm | ↗ : 29 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 9 cm | ↔ : 13 cm | ↗ : 29 cm

Rural Creatures #5 (2020)
Rural Creatures #5 (2020)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 15 cm | ↔ : 25 cm | ↗ : 37 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 15 cm | ↔ : 25 cm | ↗ : 37 cm

Rural Creatures #7 (2020)
Rural Creatures #7 (2020)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 12 cm | ↔ : 130 cm | ↗ : 18 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 12 cm | ↔ : 130 cm | ↗ : 18 cm

Rural Creatures #4 (2020)
Rural Creatures #4 (2020)

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 11 cm | ↔ : 120 cm | ↗ : 35 cm

willow and scrap metal. (⌗) ↕ : 11 cm | ↔ : 120 cm | ↗ : 35 cm

THE GLITTER PEOPLE PROJECT

Glitter model figures freeze in action in the middle of a braiding of different materials : cotton threads, ribbons, rope, leather and others. The metaphorical tangling reflects on a world of thoughts. The frames of these braids (piece of chandelier, tree bark, wicker) add clues to the situations of these thoughts.
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The Glitter People Project #1 (2019)
The Glitter People Project #1 (2019)

model figure, cotton threads, piece of chandelier, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 30 | ↔ : 41 | ↗ : 20 cm

model figure, cotton threads, piece of chandelier, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 30 | ↔ : 41 | ↗ : 20 cm

The Glitter People Project #1 (2019)
The Glitter People Project #1 (2019)

model figure, cotton threads, piece of chandelier, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 30 | ↔ : 41 | ↗ : 20 cm

model figure, cotton threads, piece of chandelier, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 30 | ↔ : 41 | ↗ : 20 cm

The Glitter People Project #2 (2019)
The Glitter People Project #2 (2019)

model figure, ribbons, pins, tree bark, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 12 | ↔ : 34 | ↗ : 34 cm

model figure, ribbons, pins, tree bark, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 12 | ↔ : 34 | ↗ : 34 cm

The Glitter People Project #2 (2019)
The Glitter People Project #2 (2019)

model figures, beaded trim, cotton threads, rope, fur, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 11 | ↔ : 36 | ↗ : 42 cm

model figures, beaded trim, cotton threads, rope, fur, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 11 | ↔ : 36 | ↗ : 42 cm

The Glitter People Project #3 (2019)
The Glitter People Project #3 (2019)

model figure, ribbons, pins, tree bark, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 30 | ↔ : 41 | ↗ : 20 cm

model figure, ribbons, pins, tree bark, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 30 | ↔ : 41 | ↗ : 20 cm

The Glitter People Project #3 (2019)
The Glitter People Project #3 (2019)

model figure, ribbons, pins, tree bark, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 12 | ↔ : 34 | ↗ : 34 cm

model figure, ribbons, pins, tree bark, willow, glitter. (⌗) ↕ : 12 | ↔ : 34 | ↗ : 34 cm

MUTANTS

A series of objects made using the technique of Bouyricou, traditional basket from Dordogne. This technique is based on a spirally mounted braid giving openwork volumes that combine robustness and lightness.

It is possible to purchase these items, please contact me for more details on their availability and prices.