Imagery of the touchable
Using frottage (rubbing), patterns appear on the paper surface, revealing the fragmented presence of a pair of glasses, a book, a sewing box… Recognizable or not, manufactured or tinkered, functional or damaged, objects can be identified through the prism of their textures. Like a radiating beam, the graphite scans and impresses the paper in negative with the form of the object, producing imagery of the invisible, a photograph of the underlying.
The same thing happens with the fabric of trouser pockets when they are assigned the exhausting mission of carrying day after day the same objects. The textile gets permanently marked with wear traces in the shape of a wallet or a telephone. For their contours are sometimes hardly discernible, the drawings give free rein to the interpretation. Some even inspired a poetic narration, which imperceptibly integrated into the series through frottage.