FANNY ALLOING – Marks
Here is a woman, half of her body keep her head leaning on the side, arms crossed on her chest, her fingers brushing against the shoulders. The belly button represents a «contrapposto». Another one sits like a majestic queen, her fists contracted, leaning on her chin. Here is a body lying on the side, legs folded, arms gathered, her face resting on hands.
Some busts of women, children, men leaning forward, or their forehead raised.
Fanny Alloing’s characters are made in raku. The colors of fire she gives to the clay enhance the sweetness of the marks, shapes, the subtle delicateness of the gesture, the softness of a posture.
Who are they? No one dares to disturb them or ask them. Their chilled faces, their eyes often closed, the pose of their hands, all this keep us away. They seem in harmony with their bodies, in everyday life gestures. Dancers resting before a show, pensive children,
a stroller who is si on a bench giving his face to the sunbeam, a woman who wants to sleep, a young man hiding his nudity from the glance of others, we have to guess the story.
Their bodies have gaps left by the artist on the material like widows view on cosmo, we will never know. Their flesh keep marks, the roughness of earth & clay, prints of tissue, crevices came there to tell us their past, emotions pushed away, accumulated, the pain we want to forget.
These characters, we know them. They could be us.
Elisabeth Picot-Le Roy