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Géraldine is committed to the values of expressionism in painting. In this project she adds an artisanal dimension inspired by an authentic weaving technique known in the UAE as Al Sadu. The ‘thread’ is vegetal fiber and so her work has a unifying essence with its connection to the tree, the symbol of life and peace. As directly extracted from its proper environment, algae is Géraldine’s medium of expression in this exhibition. She extracts vegetable fibers from the mangrove seaweed, spinning them into a yarn when dry or as a flat surface on which to paint. Her concept is “the more important is the action and use treasure I have around me which is precious to reveal the essential of being”.
Géraldine’s desire for authenticity and unifying is consistent with previous weaving projects including the 2011 Ma fibre naturelle that took place in the birth house of Henri Matisse. Expressions from her inner childish sketches characters constantly animate her art, as shown in her 2010 Même pas mal in France. The sculpture made in fishing nests, Woman from the water, illustrates the suffering and agony. Human being, especially the protective power of the woman demonstrates fragile harmony.
View more of Géraldine’s work on her website.