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“Resilience”, gold on paper, by Manuela Paul-Cavallier, 2016.

Gold leaves on american hand-made paper. Waxed oak frame.

French work by gilder Manuela Paul-Cavallier, 2016.

This work is inspired by Kintsugi, a Japanese traditional art dating from the late 15th century, that consists in repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold. The breakage and repair of the object become a part of its history.

Manuela Paul-Cavallier uses this technique in works dealing with women’s resilience. The paper, like a wounded woman, is first creased then gilded – a kind of rebirth.

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