|Artist / Creator||Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Irvine, California|
|Structure / Binding||Circular flexagon binding|
|Medium / Materials||Vellum, bristol sheets, Mohab Entrada, brass closure|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8 x 8 x 2 inches closed. Extends out to 24.25 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20 plus 1 AP|
|Box / Wrapper||Box with magnets, title and colophon. Box measures 8.5 x 8.5 x 3.25 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
While watching clouds passing over the port of Genoa, Italy I was inspired to create this book. In the midst of thoughts about nature's forces and movements, tragic events in my life led me to take stock of my existence. The movement of the clouds creates an unpredictable and mysterious energy that colors our thoughts. In this atmospheric energy I found the strength to contemplate my past and imagine my future. I even glanced at my horoscope to counter nostalgia, sadness and anxiety about my destiny. These coded messages, sometimes prophetic, often funny, became my travel companions. As clouds and astrological predictions came and went, I found a new equilibrium that enabled me to envision my new life. How to represent clouds? I constructed a three-dimensional structure that turns and eddies on itself while embodying a visual tale. Like a book, the structure opens to allow a linear reading of the photographs and texts.
Artist BioAmandine photographs personal stories like voyages (en train), Tempus Fugit or imaginary tells, Imaginary biology-Fauna. She is interested in identity problems, The Caretaker, Secret Love. Her visual journeys combine poetic and documentary sensibilities, each image is a story that crosses other destinies in one series. People, places and objects are connecting in unexpected ways to create a tale that can be read as fragments or in their entity. Her images are printed specifically on supports that conveys the concept of her projects. At the same time, Amandine has developed three dimensional presentations of her stories through artist's books and installations. To the static photographs she brings physical movement creating a tension and allowing an interactive approach. Amandine has exhibited in numerous photography and artist's book shows in the USA, Europe and Australia. Her work is in more than 40 private and public collections like The Getty Museum - Los Angeles ; Le Centre Pompidou, Paris among others.