Les gardiennes du temple : “La tordue “
Like a menagerie of majestic, menacing mythological creatures from savage campfire fables, or ancestral memories translated through the fantastical filter of dreams, Svene’s dark sculptures possess a primitive grace, a fierce splendor, and a shadowy awareness of faith, and fear and love, inextricably linked.
As a dance teacher, art director and choreographer for a collective, the enigmatic Svene’s artistic path seemed to be mapped out; during those years she had explored music, choreography and scenography….but felt that a part of her “remained asleep”
Then, in 2006: an awakening, a change. This catalyst came in the mourning of her father’s passing, followed by the birth of her two sons. She realized a profound need to express herself differently – to create something that at once both represented herself and freed herself. In 2007 she quit dancing to give her body a rest, and in her own words : “Motivated by some deep need to reveal my inner ancient memories, I give birth to my tribe of dark and poetic creatures”
Les gardiennes du temple : “ Kaoline “
Her inspiration, she says, stems from death and transformation:
- Our own death and that of those we love
- Subconscious fears
- The body, the soul, what remains of us? What imprint do we leave behind?
- How do we remember the dead?
- Death and beauty?
I question the subconscious, but I do not attempt to answer, as that which is important slumbers within us. Trying to understand the perpetual transformation cycle is like going down a path on which fear has no place, and on which the divine within all of us comes to light. I work essentially with recycled materials in an attempt to reveal their sacred dimensions, beyond codes and beyond time.
Les gardiennes du temple: ” Marianne ”
Les gardiennes du temple: “Le fardue”
Les gardiennes du temple: ” Rose Coco “
Svene is currently working on a “more ambitious project, an initiatory journey with installations to bring an emotional and sensory link” to her sculptures. She is planning for a show to take place in 2011 and is scouting out locations for this exhibition. More of her works can be found here.