mercredi 16 mars 2016

Black Gold

"Because the point of arrival is enigmatic, elusive, receding, because it wavers like a mirage on the road, always before us and only briefly with us, devoting oneself to mastering a practice unexpectedly leads through a time warp where past, present, and future commingle. I find the contradictory notion comforting. Contemporary life is all excerpts, fragments, reversals, and interruptions; it offends and delights us with its astounding, noisy discontinuity, but the work of mastery is very much as it was when artists thousands of years ago carved Cycladic figures or cast the Benin gold. […] Our common creative labors restore older, more familiar rhythms of humanity, and by doing so they ground us and temper the particular fragmentation and disconnections that define our age."

(An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery, Janna Malamud Smith)

Robe  trapèze faite sur la base du modèle d'Alabama Chanin en deux épaisseurs de jersey de coton bio noir travaillées à la technique dite de l'appliqué inversé. 
Commencée à la mi-mai 2015, elle a été complétée sept mois plus tard.