Art serie "Lignée" - Artwork number four "Gardienne"
"Gardienne" embodies a woman with a calm and controlled strength.
Placed in front of the first three rooms, it protects the Great Voyage, the passage to the afterlife.
"Gardienne" is a piece turned towards animism, it is a metamorphosis, a mutation of the Human into another winged being endowed with untamed powers and visible only in another universe.
"Guardian" is suspended in full flight, out of time.
As frozen in its transformation; its vegetable scales become feathers, its arms become wings.
Materials : Plant bades dye, Kampuchea wood. Gold yarn. Pine cones. Raw wood.
Wall Kimonos - Hanging Art clothes_
True artworks, they express Karine N'guyen Van Tham's patience and passion for weaving and ceremonial textile art.
All the pieces are minutely woven on a Japanese loom with precious and natural fibers dyed by the craftswoman herself are used.
It takes about four meters of woven fibers, several days of assemblies and embroidery for a piece to emerge.
The transparency and lightness of the weaves mingle with pine cones, a raw and natural material. It requires time and a specific process created by Karine N'guyen Van Tham. Embroidered by hand, pine cones sublimates the pieces and suspending them out of time.
The Wall Kimonos and Hanging Clothes are an imaginary heritage of rituals, poetry and natural.
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