the w(e)aves

Indeed fluid elements are constant in Le Pape's work, through her inspirations - Virgina Woolf's novel "The Waves" is one of her favorite's - as well as in the materials she explores (fishing line, ink and watercolor), or work topics.

Aware of nylon environnemental impact, she started using reclaimed "ghostnet" that she had been collecting for years on various beaches, turning waste into a noble material equal to wool or silk.

The "Dy(e)ing project" is about water contamination too, balancing between fascination and repulsion for textile dying pigments that produce enchanting colors but also destroy aquatic ecosystems, and the humans living by.


© claire le pape 2019