APPARITIONS * APARICIONES

«Nací en una sociedad occidental cristiana y mi perspectiva de la vida ha sido muy influida por mi entorno. Con el juego de asociaciones entre iconos sociales, transformaciones físicas e improbables combinaciones, trato de hablar del rol de la mujer y el lugar que ocupa en nuestra sociedad. Este cuestionamiento del papel de la mujer me ha llevado a usar en mi trabajo uno de los iconos más sagrados, la Virgen María. Empiezo con estatuillas dañadas, tanto donadas como descubiertas en mercadillos de segunda mano, las restauro y las transformo. Yo no busco tanto impactar al que cree, prefiero conmover al que ve.» —Soasig Chamaillard, escultora francesa y autora de Apariciones.

«I grew up in a Christian Western society. My perspective on life has been a result of my environment and background.
The playful interaction of society’s many icons, physical transformations, and the resulting improbable combinations, have culminated in my vision of a woman’s role and place in our society.
This inner questioning of a woman’s role, has led me to use one of the most sacred icons in my work, namely, the Virgin Mary.
Initially, I begin with damaged statues, either donated or discovered in garage sales, which I then restore and transform.
I surely do not mean to chock those who believe but rather to move those who see.» —Soasig Chamaillard, French sculptor and author of Apparitions.

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