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WILD PORCELAIN BUSTS BY JULIETTE CLOVIS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Influenced in her earlier works by Pop Art and more recently by contemporary photography, French plastic artist Juliette Clovis produces hybrid works that merge nature, history, and myth with the female form, covering porcelain busts in wildlife, flora, and spikes.

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Her additions are either painted on or applied to mask the face, obscuring features like abnormal growths. She draws inspiration from a combination of mythological, historic and religious references as well as other ethnic codes to produce her feminine creations. These ambiguous females question the power that is split between humans and nature, toeing a line between being gentle and unnerving.

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