elle se montre

Feather body sculptures: moulted parrot, goose, magpie feathers, semi and precious stones and silver.

Photography by Dafydd Williams, model Roseanna Clarke

The translation of ‘Elle Se Montre’ is literally ‘to show itself’.  It is tied to the idea of the monstrous, in a state of becoming; or a state of emotion, the forms are a mutation of an alternative body and animal. These creatures are metamorphosing; they are alive and dead, artificial and real, familiar and strange.  The monster shows itself as something that is not yet shown, that is not yet know.