Pauline Esparon plays with the notion of «rawness», a form of archaism, a primary state of materials before their standardization by industry. Forms from the vegetal, the animal or the mineral worlds become playful and can be intertwined. Her works always start with the investigation of materials, and slide from an instinctive research to a definite shape. Objects are plural, to constitute a collection, an ensemble, an atmosphere.
The piece is made by using the short fibers of linen, an agricultural under-product resulting from the combing of the fiber. In that sense, it is exclusively vegetal, 100% flax. The short fibers, called in French « l’étoupe », are used as a stuffing material inside with traditional upholstery technic and also used on the outside, to play with this expressive, animal-like, wooly quality of the material.
H24" x Ø21"