Le Voyageur nocturne
"The legend says that one day a man wishing to become a shaman retired to the woods and there he began to be inspired,
and saw the devil and turned into this mask. "
Song and dance 4 collected by Alphonse Pinart
We are at the end of pagan poetry’s first year. A first year rich in events that changed my views on creation and art. At the end of this year and after living all sorts of feelings (those that can be experienced when you are alone (or almost) with your project...) I realized what creation really meant for me, what I believe and what I want to convey through my designs. I will defend - at my level – the handmade, the artisan and its techniques.
And as a thank you for following and supporting me, I will offer one little
Nocturnal Traveler here on the blog.
This little one was supposed to come out of the atelier next winter, but I was too impatient to share it with you.
The Nocturnal traveler, small pendant/mask, is inspired by one of my favorite themes (see the other article on this subject): The Art of Inuit masks.
This little object is made entirely by hand. I will continue in this direction, and here, you won’t see often little ready-made pearl and all those things you see everywhere…
Until I unveil the next collection and all the new techniques I learned these past months, you can try to win this little one by visiting the Etsy shop and tell me, by commenting here, and until midnight on March the 25th, what is your favorite creation in the shop and explain to me a little bit why. I will draw by lot from your answers and one person will receive Le Voyageur Nocturne.
And as a thank you and to celebrate this first year, here is a coupon code (valid until March the 25th): ONEYEAR (-10% off on the shop).
And here is a quote to meditate on, from one of my favourites artists:
“My choices are deliberate, each "feet object" is unique, like an identity. A single specimen and only one, no "cloning" or repetition in series, none of this. I want to stay in this protection of the unique as a fragile relationship. It's not about "economic" reasons that would prevent me from endlessly reproducing the same thing until nausea. The choice of making one single piece is a radical position that allows me to develop at my own pace the "growth" of the object and its poetic condition.”
1. Masque Unnuiaiuk (le Voyageur nocturne) - archipel de kodiak photo (c) musée du Quai Branly
2. photo © Edward Sheriff Curtis
3. Masque Nalumalik (Celui qui ne sait pas, qui est ignorant) - archipel de Kodiak - photo (c) Musée du quai Branly
4. Masque rond - archipel de Kodiak - photo (c) Musée du quai Branly
5. Masque rond - archipel de Kodiak - photo (c) Musée du quai Branly
6. Masque rond aux yeux rectangulaires - archipel de kodiak photo (c) musée du Quai Branly
7. Masque La voyageur nocturne pagan poetry
[EDIT] RESULTATS DU CONCOURS
Thank you so much for your comments, i was thrilled to hear your thoughts and touched by your words!
I used a random number generator to choose the winner, between comment 1 and 11 ( HERE ) so it is n°2, Elisabeth who wins the Voyageur Nocturne