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Elisabeth Lecourt

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Maps transformed into pretty dresses by Elisabeth Lecourt

French artist Elisabeth Lecourt has made, by hand, a collection of apparel meticulously folded from geographical maps. From a 14th Century map of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage to a diagram of rivers and mountains around the world, Elisabeth decided to work with maps because of their poetic charm, because even though they look specific, their information can sometimes be wrong. Calling them, “a portrait of people through their clothes, like a blue-print of their soul,” they are meaningful works of art that explore themes of sensitivity and vulnerability. If only you could wear them…

 
 Elisabeth Lecourt: Dans les Nuages, les Cigognes

Elisabeth Lecourt: Dans les Nuages, les Cigognes

 Elisabeth Lecourt: Coquille de Noix et Allumette

Elisabeth Lecourt: Coquille de Noix et Allumette

 Elisabeth Lecourt: Pop Corn Edelweiss Pop

Elisabeth Lecourt: Pop Corn Edelweiss Pop

 Elisabeth Lecourt: Jerusalem Artichaud et Topinambour

Elisabeth Lecourt: Jerusalem Artichaud et Topinambour

 

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