enveloppes du corps

Conté and charcoal drawings

 

The drawings in this series are based upon the subject of clothing and its relation to human and animal bodies. I have been looking at a range of artifacts that reflect many histories and layers of society. I am interested not only in the social and utilitarian functions of such artifacts, but also in their qualities as physical objects: the way they frame or envelop the body, and the way they disclose or conceal human and animal forms.

Isolated from their original context, these objects seem to oscillate between functionality and theatricality, between absurdity and threat. It is this tension, the moment when the function of clothing slips into something less recognizable, that I wish to explore.