With Mutation, Michaël Cailloux eludes to a fusion between animal and nature. Here, the glorified spider, far from the fears it can evoke, transforms itself into precious and natural lace, an anthem to beauty. Key to the Art Nouveau movement, here the theme of metamorphosis is the beginning of the artist’s more personal and dream-like exploration.
Bow saw cutting, etching, aquatint, copper, gold-plated and ink
Size W 15 X H 17.5 cm
Presented in a case, similar to a jewellery box
Michaël Cailloux has been passionate about drawing since childhood. Sketching and doodling are second nature to this exceptional artist who graduated from the renown École Duperré School of Design in Paris in 1998. His dissertation was dedicated entirely to the 18th century fly… Further information
Michaël Cailloux reappropriates the copper sheets used to print his etchings by working them according to classic jewel making techniques: bow saw, internal and external cutting, embossing and chiseling. He thereby creates sculptures he refers to as “wall jewels”… Further information
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