Emmanuelle DupontLauréate du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2008 Learn more
One of the main thrusts of fantastic art is to make the invisible visible, to surprise by the unusual. Beings and things, plants and animals merge their forms, colours and properties. Organic beings are alive but appear more or less inert, "vegetative". But it is often a question of an unsuspected force of nature. The chimera stems from the fear that this nature will become as lively and mobile as the animate being. In other words, that the plant would be uprooted and allow itself to become mobile; hence the analogies between plants, animals and insects. "Phalaenopsis" and "Orchidée noire" evoke the flower, the orchid, but also the butterfly.