3D STAINED GLASS PROJECT: MADONE
Ongoing research project 2016-17
This artistic project is committed to exploring the volume in stained glass. This volumetric research associates different materials and techniques. Four pieces are currently produced in collaboration with the stained glass artisan Terre de Vitrail and soon a fifth with new collaborators. The sculpture here presented continues to push the limits of the technique of traditional stained glass to create a three-dimensional work and deepens the theme of the maternity long sought. My research on the subject of motherhood is at the origin of the work “Madonna”. My choice has turned towards painting as a support to express pregnancy with symbols, collective ideals, the sublimation of maternity …. I wanted to treat motherhood in the sense of ultimate, essential, even spiritual creation, beyond any cultural or difference barriers. This is the reason why this research has gone towards an iconographic exercise on the collective consciousness around maternity and has been inspired by multiple references, including German Expressionism, Russian Orthodoxy, Japanese Art, other. I personalized this sublimation of motherhood with my story, without however breaking the recognizable aesthetic side of the icons. These drawings, due to their ink structure, lend themselves well to an adaptation in stained glass, the ink being translated intuitively in welding.
In this context I started the sculpture “Madonna”. This research was the subject of several exhibitions: an exhibition at the Biennale de design in Saint-Etienne; An Exhibition at the Biennial of Sculpture, Madeleine Church in Paris; An edition of a series of decorative leafs; A publication, exhibition and edition of the project winner of a contest of the city of Paris “the garden of Tal”; And an exhibition of a series of autobiographical drawings; The last exhibition “Mère Femme” of the series was exhibited at the Salon d’Automne 2016 winning the Prize of Environnemental Art. Technique: drawing in mixed media on paper, sketch paper for stained glass, three-dimensional models in earth and cardboard and computer, welding Glass and copper sheets, drawings on glass.