THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

The cusp of perfection and imperfection in the theme of the work of artist Nicolette Bénard. This is a theme one finds in her jewellery as well as in her latest project ‘Project B’, a series of wall objects in plexiglass. In Project B. Nicolette investigates a doll position as an icon of beauty – the sum of the perfect, indulgent women – and asks: Is it ideal beauty or false idealism?

Project B. is in a borderland between being adorable and absurd, being quite obscure and quite recognizable at the same time; because behind the balls of fabric, under the all-absorbing flowers, we can still see a doll’s fastidious hands and the elegant legs sticking out.

A doll does however, form the ideal object to re-shape and re-imagine. With a wink and a healthy dose of humor, Nicolette works on her dolls and transforms them

to…..yes, to what exactly?

Every single item is made by hand with care.

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Den Haag, The Netherlands.