Simone Pheulpin has never been
to art school, never learned to cut or model, and yet she demonstrates total command of three-dimensional sculpture.
She uses the most simple of materials, strips of raw cotton, and yet the noble,
precious finish resembles numerous different materials: fossilised stone, bark,
coral, shells, ivory, etc.
Her creations are the result
of a long, slow process of stacking, coiling,
folding and tightening, which produces complex structures held together at the
centre by thousands of invisible pins.
creations are the product of an instinctive form of expression. The flexibility
of the material and the stacking process produce shapes that light and shadow
play with. They reflect harmony with the natural world."
A general description that
says nothing of the clear, staggering dexterity and magical grace of the expert
technique used by this multi-award winning artist.