Skip to product information
1 of 4

Emmanuelle Dupont



These chimeras, fantastic reveries, question the nature of the living, both familiar and unknown, reassuring and extraordinary, about illusion, about truth. By working on the analogies that plants can have with certain insects, I try to make this plant strange and fantastic. This fantasy consists of hybridizing a dreamlike nature with the world around me and mixing a daily universe with a plant utopia.

Price & Availability

View full details

Emmanuelle Dupont

Lauréate 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.

Manufacturing process

Sculpture and needlepoint on chiffon and silk pongee, glass and jet beads, Goliath beetle, butterfly wings, stainless steel and brass.

Other creations