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A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN AND NATURE, 2017 – 2018 A collective art work in which 50 women were invited to put their own hand prints on two white textile sculptures using
A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN AND NATURE, 2017 – 2018
A collective art work in which 50 women were invited to put their own hand prints on two white textile sculptures using red paint. The art installation by Valerie Daval involves 100 textile sculptures made of white fabric used to create sewing patterns. The artist created contemporary shapes that suggest tree seed pods (like the Kapok), chrysalises, distaffs or spindles. Distaff and spindle are old instruments used for spinning of natural fibers. They symbolize exclusively feminine work as well as life and time. The motif of hand prints has been present in the artist’s work for several years, as both subject and tool for painting. Hand prints are both individual and universal symbol for humanity and demonstrate memories of touch and our collective unconscious.
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