I’ve always loved collages, mixing objects and materials, assembling elements that respond to each other and tell a story. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been collecting anything and everything that might inspire me to create flat or voluminous compositions.
Art in a box is what Joseph Cornell practiced in the early 20th century. This American artist, sculptor and experimental film-maker was a precursor of assemblage, with a particular penchant for birds. And his work remains a source of inspiration. In his own way, I created this showcase from an A4 frame, air navigation maps – thanks to Sylvie (she will recognize herself) for these inspiring documents – vintage images of birds that I re-colored, feathers collected in the wild, natural berries treated to retain their color and a DMC embroidery thread chart.
Showcase with protective glass
Available for sale.