Juliette Clovis’ Fabulous Mutant Porcelain Sculptures

French porcelain artist Juliette Clovis works on 3 main topics: the links between human and nature; the duality between life and death and the dialogue between tradition and modernity. Women has always been a central point in her work. In her most recent works, she pursues her metamorphosis started several years ago into hybrid beings; mixes of history, myths and chimerical dreams.

Conjugating ambiguity and employing metaphors, her work wobbles between a prophetic picture announcing the birth of a new living being, human body with a half-animal half-vegetable face; and the onset of death caused by a hungry nature wanting to take back its rights.

Her symbols are strong and everywhere. Snakes, butterflies, chrysanthemum, vanitas, eggs… such classical symbols so often used in history of art, but also chosen for representing both life and death or the idea of the life cycle.