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  • Codification on tracing paper of the photograph of Alix, Marie-Claire Raoul

    Full-face Alix, codification on the tracing paper designed for the tapestry, transcription on tracing paper of the 16 digital shades in 16 coloured codes. Ballpoint pen. 70cm*50cm. November 2004

  • Full-face Alix, codification on the tracing paper for the tapestry, Ballpoint pen, 70cm*50cm. (detailed), Marie-Claire Raoul

    Full-face Alix, codification on the tracing paper for the tapestry (détailed)

  • Scan of the codified tracing paper for the tapestry of Alix (full-face view), Marie-Claire Raoul

    Scan of the tracing paper with the coloured codes for the tapestry of Alix, full-face (originally 3cm, eventually 21cm*29,7cm – resolution 96), december 2004

Grid

The patterns of tapestries are grids. Sometimes they are represented in color, sometimes in black and white. When in black and white the squares are filled with symbols. Symbols can be associated with colours.

Because of the manual technique, of the material and the tools used to realize it, the simplification of the analogical image through its transcription into a limited number of colours lead to the creation of an other image. Enlarging a detail with a scanner unveiled the shades that had been recreated in the stroke, the shapes and the colours.

Transfers (Three tries)

Transfers from codification on the tracing paper to tapestry.

Time period

November 2004Décember 2004

Reading of Marcel Griaule’s book « Water God: Interviews with Ogotemêlli » (Fayard publishers, 1966).

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