The second art collaboration I made with the painter Florence Obrecht : Encre Brodée 2, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, I create the embroidery with cotton and lurex threads, glass beads.
21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.
This collaboration with Florence is made for the project Les Amis des Artistes (see my first post here) initiated by her Gallery in Paris and various cultural institutions in order to help artists during the Corona crisis.
The Back side…I do like the other side of an embroidery, of any embroidery! I think they have a fragile beauty in theire unevenness…
Art Collaboration Encre Brodée 1, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, Embroidery made with cotton and lurex threads, pyrite stones, crystal, glass beads and sweet water pearls, 21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.
Florence Obrecht is a painter working on many themes that are close to my artistic concerns. She works with found images, photographs from unknown people that she reuse in her paintings in order to celebrate their memory.
She asked me to embroider 2 of her small formats ink on paper. She makes them for the project Les Amis des Artistes initiated by her gallery owner Valérie Delaunay and various galleries and cultural stakeholders like the Fondation Antoine de Galbert ,to help artists during the Corona crisis.
This textile Still life is the newest I created , and maybe the last one in this form.
It is made with bird’s wings found on the flea market and a vintage men jacket, it is composed of a branch of rose embroidered with glass beads ans cotton threads , scraps from glitter fabric and plastic, pieces of ribbons .
Yes it is probably the last one, the last still life . I want to extend the embroidery and the sewing techniques on a larger scale.
I may build bigger and larger textil still life for a wall or for a room, or the the city (like the D-Ring the Muses in the city project) by using bigger embroidery tools ( I have to build it ) and threads.
Anyway , I want to share images of The Messenger creation process.
I am fascinated and intrigued by the ex-voto as well as the Sacred Hearts from the 18th and 19th Century. Some use very complex craft techniques like embroidery made with hairs or beautiful bead embroidery mixed with delicate goldsmith work. I built The Messenger by remembering all that.
How to stitch the city, to extend the embroidery outside its traditonal frame? The threads as roots, the threads as rhizome.
The 2nd film from the embroidery’s frontside. the hook is visible, scratching and perforating the paper…and always this obsessive sound, during hours…
Tears in the City: Rebuilding, Repetition, Introspection.
The stich, the stich, the stich. Extended time.
I filmed at the embroidery’s backside when I was embroidering my collage with the Lunéville ‘s hook. The invisible hook in a perpetual motion, perforating the paper. The hook and this repetitive sound of the stich.
Tears in the City
My journey through the city Berlin : S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen
small collage (Déchirures/Tears) and embroidery in progress
The first small collage (Déchirures/Tears) with embroidery for the D-Ring Project.
This project is about Berlin and my everyday journey in this city permanently under construction , permanently between.
S-bahn Charlottenburg , work in progress.
Emroidery on watercolor paper, mouline cotton threads, 70cmx100cm. 2019
Freestyle embroidered scribbles
the exhibition catalog Sauvage is now available, it will be sold in the Jagdschloss Museum Kranichstein and in the Kunstforum der TU Darmstadt for 25 euros.
10 of them contain a special embroidery on Print, numeroted 1 to 10 and signed.
The dark side of the butterfly Still- Life , embroidery made with : Thorns roses, garnet, pyrite, mountain Crystals, glas beads, lurex thread, butterflies (Urania ripheus, Morpho menelaus, Graphium melon), scarabeus, on satin dress, dressmakers dummy, 2018
Orphée Hivernal, rosewood , origami butterfly made with lead, 2016.
Working on the dress “the dark side of the Butterfly ” for the exhibition “Sauvage” for the Kunstforum TU Darmastadt and the Jagdschloss Museum Kranichstein, 4 November 2018 – 23 February 2019.
Free hand-embroidery (needlework) just a lot of sequins and colors made for a made to measure jacket (Bespoke Woman by Valeria Piskounova), embroidery: design Merceriesauvage.
embroidery on tulle, glass beads, pyrite stones, black spinel stones, coton thread, metal.
Feathers (vintage-plumassier Paris- thank Magali), mountain crystal stones, labradorite stones, pyrite stones, czech glass spikes and glass beads, silk (vintage).
Dress Design and photograph Rebekka Grimm Couture, embroidery Merceriesauvage