Frederique Morrel gets inspired on her grandmother’s tapestries to cover animal sculptures with them creating fun contemporary art.
« Between the loss of my grand mother’s Tapestry ‘Hunting scene’ and my regular visits to garage sales continually presenting disused goods scraped by consumer society, these neglected tapestries, seen and re-seen along these journeys, suddenly appeared to me as the idealized transference of my own visionary- says Frederique.
The tapestries appeared to be the most accurate material to illustrate her work about modern vanities, loss of the paradise and rebirth in a better world.
These tapestries are the most obvious and literally impicturing vocabulary to depict loss of some values, consequently to the injection of hyper consuming in occidental societies.
The tapestries, that are considered ugly and out of date, but have their own hidden beauty, are now unhiding its true beauty to create masterpieces. Also, these tapestries are telling love and family happiness stories which turn them even more special.
She revitalizes them, offering a redemption, beneath animal appearance and covered with this popular language, and I giving back their central and essential place inside households.
“Through this political work, I have the envy and the ambition to query about the place and function of art in our societies. I underline the need for art to be close and accessible, obvious for everyone, from poorest to richest, from less educated to scholar, from amateur to professional… I advocate that art is urgent and necessary, vital impulse for everyone and has to be lived day to day! ” the artist states.