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Emmanuelle Dupont

Emmanuelle Dupont Embroiderer
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 682030380
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Adventures in textile embroidery

  • • Emmanuelle specialises in needlepoint embroidery
  • • She won the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'intelligence de la main in 2008
  • • She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others

Emmanuelle Dupont had always been creative and tried many different crafts as a child. But it was only when she first visited the Duperré School in Paris that embroidery suddenly seemed the obvious choice. She was just leaving high school and still did not really know what she wanted to do, but during an open day visit she was particularly drawn to the embroidery department. She was captivated by the “extraordinary” possibilities offered by textiles, including the opportunity to experiment. Many years later, she still thinks the possibilities are endless.

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Works

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Photo: © Jennifer Ryan
Les trois gorgones

These embroidered textile sculptures are orchid-jellyfish hybrids. The three sculptures also refer to the three gorgons of Greek mythology: Stheno, Medusa and Euryale.

Height 42 cm
Diameter 19 cm
Height 35 cm
Diameter 17 cm

Photo: © Jennifer Ryan
Bonnet Euryale

This bonnet with crocheted and beaded cotton thread as well as inlaid chiffon has been given a fringe using viscose. This work combines a number of techniques and materials and references one of the three Greek gorgons called Euryale. The hair of the three gorgons has often been depicted with living, venomous snakes.

Height 50 cm
Diameter 57 cm

Photo: © Emmanuelle Dupont
Fleur de lin n°2

This piece is part of a series of flax flowers created by Emanuelle in 2016. She took on a sculptural approach to this exploration of textiles by transforming flax tow, a raw and rustic material, into a delicate and refined material. Stringy wads, processed from the stem of flax flowers, are transformed into new or imaginary plants. This technical process, aimed at enriching the material, required innovative and in-depth research, resulting in the creation of a wide variety of forms.

Length 26 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 5.5 cm

Photo: © Jennifer Ryan
Orchidée noire et phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis or Butterfly Orchid: This prize-winning piece explores the similarities between certain plants and insects. Emmanuelle has tried to render this plant strange and fantastic by combining dreamlike elements from nature with the world around her. The muslin and silk pongee petals have been embroidered with satin stitch and scallop stitch, dyed with a brush, then primed and shaped.

Height 40 cm
Diameter 24 cm

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