In Rachel Conver’s world, sphinx and oriental cats entwine in a complex feline family tree. Europe’s kings and queens have never been represented so brilliantly, nor paid more homage to than in these stunning and regal animal portraits from the Ibrides collection.
“I want to give another dimension to the trays when they are not used for their original serving function,” she says. “Instead of putting them away, I want to emphasize their ornamental potential. I’ve always felt some sort of dissatisfaction, even as child, because I felt I had so little hold on what surrounded us. I used to dream of having the power to change things that are put at our disposal in children’s books. Such dreams tend to die away when one grows up. It’s my way of struggling against stillness and fixedness. Working on a color, for instance, to the point of creating another one, gives me a feeling of power on matter! I allow myself the amazing ability to change and improve what seems unchangeable, to the point where I give birth to new realities.”
The result ~ aristocratic lady birds and dapper-dandy zebra gents! What fun!!
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