Carole Chebron: Selected works, 2019-2020
A Success, 2019
A Success « Une réussite » is composed of handmade thin porcelain sheets. Like a house of cards. « Une réussite » is a structure that rests on fragile foundations, which can collapse at any time …
« Une réussite » is like a construction that is based on certain values, certain beliefs that we thought were solid but which can collapse!
Very relative to each of us, it also refers us to our own experience and offers us a space to reflect on the idea that we have success!
A world on legs, 2019-2020
A World on Legs « Un monde sur pattes » symbolizes what we are individually and collectively facing the changing world. Designed as a reflective space, these little legs embody our desire to move forward and our quest for balance in an unstable, moving world.
As if planted in a cluster of puddles spread throughout ground, the small shapes of feet reflect a feeling of powerlessness in the face of our high-speed societies, climatic issues and the depletion of natural resources.
Yet there is something charming about these little terracotta shapes and glazed porcelain puddles. Something that belongs to childhood, to play, to the world of puppets! You could almost see the foot that Geppetto carved in the wood, for his Pinocchio, in Carlo Collodi’s tale.
Silk Belt, 2020
Large wooden stems, planted at different heights and numbers, are partially covered with porcelain and / or glass seeds. They refer to butterfly eggs. They embody the idea of incubation, of gestation.
The seeds are butterfly eggs (Bombyx mori), which will become caterpillars(silkworms). “Silk Belt” refers to the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes between Asia and Europe and which presentday China wants to recreate.