The idea of imitation, artifice and duplicity, frequently evoked in my work, is being embodied here through the very image of the parrot.
“Every human being has a parrot on his shoulder (…)” said Cocteau about imitation.
A barnyard fowl swoons with admiration and jealousy over a parrot: the incredibly beautiful Bird enjoys a special intimacy with the master, whose shoulder he perches on to converse.
In a will to pass themselves off as him, turkeys, partridges, pigeons, pheasants, ducks, chickens, geese, guinea fowl and quails organize themselves and put together their most beautiful feathers to recreate the illusion of his presence.
Series of shoulder’s brooches. Natural (undyed) feathers of turkeys, partridges, pigeons, pheasants, ducks, chickens, geese, guinea fowl and quails, silver, steel wire, rice paper pulp.