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EGGLIPSE

This project is inspired from a personal fascination for the perfect shape of an egg.

I began by carrying out studies which led me to discover a multitude of surprising aspects and symbolic significations.

My observations and analyses ended in my giving free run to my imagination and were the source of much thought on the subject.

I studied shapes and colours through shade and light.

I experienced enormous pleasure in bringing the egg to the front of the stage.

The egg lends itself to many interpretations, all kinds of transformations even going as far as metamorphosis.

Of course the egg can be identified as a being in the makings. 

The shell is just on show. It is just an enveloppe, just an appearance.

However the shell hides within an authentic being.

I imagined a series of characters : « the actors », those beings whose appearance is all we are able to perceive.

Spectators are thus invited to confront their own image and feel an irresistible urge to crack this appearance in order to give birth to their deepest being.The myth of Narcissus in the work by Dali is an illustration of this.

The spectator has the means to smash the actor in order to go beyond just the image and allow the birth of an unknown being.

Narcisist actor - birth of a new being

Egg shells as a skin - Instalation

EGGLIPSE BOOKS

creative process perspectives

 

This volume comes from a personal fascination for the perfect shape of an egg.

I saw in the egg an invitation to contemplate the ephemeral beauty. I studied shapes and colors through shade and light; experienced enormous pleasure in bringing the egg to the front of the stage.  The egg lends itself to many interpretations, all kind of transformations even going as far as metamorphosis. Through photography, I imagined a series of characters ”the actors” those beings whose appearance is all we are able to perceive. 

 

EGGLIPSE  VOL .1

Spontaneous photography 

 

the annoying stone under the beach towel 

an apple in a rose 

the  octopus 

fancy egg

egglate

simplest doll

the penguin

slim toy

venus flower

EGGLIPSE VOL 2.

Colorful recipes from around the world 

“It is an excellent and nourishing food that the healphy and the sick, the poor and the rich share together.“ Menon

 

This volume aims to stimulate imagination, through recipes from around the world.

My research, brought me to discover a multitude of fascinating food combinaisons from all around the world.

The egg is taken  as a reference to conduct a colour research and observation in which eggshells are presented  as a color range, strangely reminding skin tones. Each double page corresponds to a  different country, the color on the left is one of the egg shell I collected, the color on the right matches a second ingredient from the recipe.

EGGLIPSE VOL 3.  

 Alphabetical research 

This volume is the result of a deep research. I began by carrying out studies which led me to discover a multitude aspects and symbolic significations. The egg has inspired a multitude of ideas, myths, beliefs, art, religions, recipes, architectural concepts, and much more. This alphabetical presentation is a global vision of everything the egg represents. The images are intended to be diversified, in the logic of the research, while taking again the visual and tactile characteristics of an egg: it is round, yellow and white inside, friable, beige on the outside.