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BAC À SABLE

2022 

BAC À SABLE (Sandbox) is about the joy and excitement of exploring and approaching the world through play as an adult. The artist reconnects with the joy of a child for discovering a new world that she will create.

The series BAC À SABLE is composed of two embroidered works of art on cream-coloured canvas with tapered edges. The pieces recall the freedom of exploration and express childhood adventure through the drawings. 

A kind of map drawn in gray sand with roads which survey the canvas, intersecting here and forming loops or straight lines, gives the whole a strange form. Along the lines, embroidery with a vivid color spectrum grows here and there. The patterns created are all unique. They are made of dashes, loops, short lines, puffy threads, etc.

The artist uses her own family as an investigative tool  - She has been scanning the drawings of her daughter since she started holding a pencil in her hand. Among them, two drawings brought the attention of the artist. The drawings expressed, with a particular language made with colored lines and unrecognizable shapes, the freedom of exploration, the growth of a child. 

On the canvas, the artist traced the  lines of her daughter's drawing with sand and used the original colors to create embroideries in a free and unpremeditated way by giving herself free rein to her imagination.  But at the same time, by using thread as a material the artist is controlling the piece which reminds her about her adult position. Bac-a-sable becomes a playground for adventure surrounded by a wall to limit the space. The sand on canvas invites play and defines it at the same time.

BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 48 x 30  in 

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BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 48 x 30  in (detail)

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BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 48 x 30  in (detail)

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BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 48 x 30  in (detail)

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BAC À SABLE #1 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 43 x 33  in 

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BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 40 x 30  in (detail)

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BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 40 x 30  in (detail)

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BAC À SABLE #2 | 2022 | sand, cotton threads on canvas | 40 x 30  in (detail)