The caress

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Technique: stoneware ceramic
Dimension: 12,5 x 8,2 inch

A work proposed by Gallery 22
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| Artist : Christiane filliatreau

It is probably not by chance that Christiane Filliatreau chose to set up her workshop on a restanque carved into the side of the old strategic parade that crosses the Luberon. Here is the artist herself shaped by this landscape she has married and which suits her so well, anchored between the mineral with its powerful forms polished by time and the topsoil deposited here as a jewel to be worked with vigour and perseverance. If Christiane dedicates the blue of her eyes to him, this sharp look of beings of altitude which crosses her to the tip of her fingers, she draws deep within herself the inspiration which feeds on ancient memories far beyond her childhood land: in the hollow of a wadi of the Maghreb, alone away from maternal vigilance, she was already beginning to shape her kingdom.
The creative breath in her seems to draw from deep within her, but which the gestures of ordinary life still serve and nourish: between the pure sequences of creation, the lively hands might seem idle. On the contrary, they are busy, preparing the earth, dancing around the sink, tidying up, scraping the tables in the workshop. Signs of an intense concentration to feel how they will reach, will express the idea which is in the air, announces itself, imperious… Doubt will only have a place later on. A gestation is at work…
However, it is not enough to limit oneself to reading in Christiane’s work the manifest attributes of femininity and the intaglio symbols that are associated with it, to realize that the artist is not satisfied with this completeness or harmony only through the bipolarity of the sexes.
She seems to go even further, exalting her own femininity as a matrix, receptive, essential force in which her creative power originates. Accepting through her works, to go towards this essential of her own metamorphosis. She tames the hollow inside her, goes to meet it to marry it. She often says “that her pieces are technically hollow, but not empty.”
text by Myriam Boutrolle

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