" Sylviane " by French artist Laurence le Constant.
Resin with Pheasant & Peacock feathers
Dimensions: 23 x 20 x 14 cm
Sylviane comes from the so fabulous " My Lovely Bones " series, inspired by a Mexican tale “La Loba”, about a Wolf-Woman who collects the bones of desert animals so that they are not lost to the world. In the works of Laurence Le Constant, the preciousness of feathers echoes her personal genealogy, depicting her portraits of the women who created her. Each piece is unique and requires hundreds of hours of work. The rigorously selected feathers are glued one by one on a resin base. Halfway between raw funerary art and haute couture, the artist sculpts the feather as one would spin a cocoon. Incantatory gestures, a hypnotic technique, behind symbols which represent anxiety, she strives to ward off oblivion.
Laurence le Constant was born in 1976 on Reunion Island. She currently lives in Paris, France.
After studying applied arts with a specialization in fashion and textile, she completed her education with studies in the Fine Arts at the Sorbonne University in Paris, and in couture at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
She worked in studios of haute couture for Chanel, Dior, Prada, Emanuel Ungaro and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Her skulls are simply...to die for.