Embroideries

When my daughter Maëlle was between 5 and 7 years old,  I asked her to draw from themes we chose together–superheroes, animals, princes and princesses…  I like how free and naïve the forms are, a direct transposition of her imagination and capacity to marvel. This freedom gets lost when we grow up as we become more analytical, self-censoring, and formatted by our societal environment. Fortunately, she was very prolific at that age, so I have a good stock of her drawings in my drawers. These were drawn directly on textile with the idea that I would embroider them. The result is exhibited here at the Marijke Schreurs Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The Gallery was known for exhibiting Belgian-based artists, among them Charlemagne Palestine, Lionel Estève and Barbara Breitenfellner.

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exhibition @ Marijke Schreurs Gallery, Brussels Belgium
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Lady Liberty drawing by Maëlle Lemaitre

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