Wed, April 18, 2012

Magical Urbanism In Artwork // Mathilde Roussel


Mathilde Roussel’s artwork combines drawing, prints, book art, craft, photography and installation to explore the interconnected value of memory and identity. Her multi-media approach to art reflects the unique way she experienced the world growing up in the French countryside.

Inspired by scientific anatomical and botanical illustrations, the constellation of graphite cut paper drawings evokes the carbon cycle operated between plants, animals, soil and humans as it moves from one organism to the other to make life appear and continue.

We imperceptibly change everyday as if we were changing skin. The Mues sculptures make visible this metamorphosis through imprints of a body at the specific time. They are clothing of empty skin that we fold and keep to put on a new one. This skin becomes the trace of the time passing and the memory of an anterior life.

Lifes of Grass
The natural world, ingested as food becomes a component of human being. Through these anthropomorphic and organic sculptures made of soil and wheat grass seeds, I strive to show that food, it’s origin, it’s transport, has an impact on us beyond it’s taste. The power inside it affects every organ of our body. Observing nature and being aware of what and how we eat makes us more sensitive to food cycles in the world – of abundance, of famine – and allows us to be physically, intellectually and spiritually connected to a global reality.

Via Mathilde Roussel








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