about this artwork
in august of this year and prior to pupils returning to my husband's boarding school early september maintenance discovered a huge wasps' nest representing a danger for the kids.
unfortunately, strasbourg fire departement had to move out killing all the wasps and destroying their amazing home.
yes, wasps are annoying when having a picknick in summer, and yes, they might be dangerous to some of us, but they are part of nature and thus do have a raison d'être and are of some kind of utility. let us be respectful to other beings ...
these artworks are dedicated to their life and work allowing us to our amazement to discover nature's perfect creations.
in order to allow the ultra-thin paper to be held and handled several coats of varnish were needed; nevertheless, it still is quite fragile to the touch. wasps masticate old wood and - prior to build up the nest's walls layer by layer - they insalivate it forming a perfect glue. when touching the non-varnished nest it feels like working with a 4,000 years' old papyrus, extremely fragile and brittle to the touch.
as wasps masticate different types of wood the strips glued together come in different colours also ... nature's perfect 3-D printer ...
MESSAGE from THE NEWBIE that I am in the Art World
As a newbie int the art jungle I had to learn quite a painful lesson indeed - two years ago I was contacted by
ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK
telling me that they were quite interested in representing me and my artwork.
THAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER ...
As a newbie I have never before heard about so-called VANITY GALLERIES, etc. and believed that - if you wish to exhibit here and there - then one would have to pay for that. Today I - as well as plenty of other unhappy artists which had put their faith in ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY - have learned that I had been fooled for almost 2 years and that my reputation as an artist must have been dangerously jeopardized because of my ignorance and naiveté, or - as many art critics see it - for wanting to boost my ego.
That has never been my attention at all ... unfortunuately, I didn't know it better at that time.
What had happen however is that not only did ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY NOT do anything of what they promised and got largely paid for
but worst of all - they never returned my two artworks in their "care"
# 280 THE TEAR
as well as
# 285 BREAKING FREE - the last journey of huguette
The two artworks that connected me to my late mother-in-law !!!
May this mishap be a warning to other inexperienced artists - never accept invitations from any VANITY GALLERY that are pure scam ...
Be careful, watch out, check out before making a decision involving your artwork or your money !!!