At first sight, the Jungle rug seems mainly
figurative since one recognises it as a jungle
of palm trees, referencing well-known pictorial
works such as those of Douanier Rousseau or
In this blended mental image, one might also
think of Jean Dubuet’s trees (in his sculpture,
‘Le Boqueteau à Flaine’) or even his
’L’Hourloupe’ series of drawings composed of
cross-hatching and stripes in a reduced palette
of 3-4 colours.
Marie-Aurore Stiker-Metral stylises her palm
trees in pointillist fashion, colouring them with
fresh, mainly pastel shades.
She seems to use a graphic language inspired by
the various needle stitching points, a little as if
she had ‘embroidered with felt pens’.
Palms and trunks thus melt into a figurative,
poetic abstraction, marked by softness and false
naïveté. An exercise in innocence, from the
jungles of Paradise on the way to perdition, at a
time of ecological alerts which raise awareness
amongst our society with every passing day?
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