The Bad Mood Boards…N°2

Here is the second Bad Mood Board I made.

This time I used the photographs of graffiti that I take in Berlin and which are the basis for the embroidered collages.

In bulk we also find my favorite themes:

A photograph of “levitation”, or lethargy , a muscular hyperexcitability caused by the method of hypnosis of Pr. Charcot. Photograph taken between 1876 and 1878, from the Iconography of the Salpêtrière.

Butterflies, death masks (here the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte)

The Bad Mood Boards…N°1

Since 4 months I started to make mood boards, very bad mood boards.

I create a bad mood board every new moon, because I don’t like to start on the first of the month, I could see that I was always behind on my work, my ideas, which is depressing. So I thought that maybe following the new moon to start my work could offer more flexibility…Here is the very first bad mood board made with my collections of exhibition and magazine images, in bulk there are images from Tarkovsky’s films, mourning art objects, a black aluminium sheet…I complete it with its associated colour palette and a work by Odilon Redon.

ALL ABOUT THE STILL LIFE THE MESSENGER

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.

Belle de nuit

Belle de nuit (Beauty of the night), bois de chevreuil, tube laiton, câble électrique/

antler deer, brass pipe, electrical cable, 80cm long.

dé à coudre doré à la feuille d’or 3x2x2 cm, édition de 7/golden thimble, edition of 7.

dessin, encre, calque, fils à brodé/drawing, ink,tracing paper, embroidery threads, 18x14cm.

Outils/tools

Aiguilles pour dessins perforés (os, argent, laiton, coton, pierre de carnéol)

Needles for perforated drawings (bones, silver, brass, cotton, carneol stone)

Écheveau de cheveux à broder / hank of hairs for embroidery