Maps transformed into pretty dresses by Elisabeth Lecourt

Date
22 March 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

French artist Elisabeth Lecourt has made, by hand, a collection of apparel meticulously folded from geographical maps. From a 14th Century map of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage to a diagram of rivers and mountains around the world, Elisabeth decided to work with maps because of their poetic charm, because even though they look specific, their information can sometimes be wrong. Calling them, “a portrait of people through their clothes, like a blue-print of their soul,” they are meaningful works of art that explore themes of sensitivity and vulnerability. If only you could wear them…

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Elisabeth Lecourt: Dans les Nuages, les Cigognes

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Elisabeth Lecourt: Coquille de Noix et Allumette

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Elisabeth Lecourt: Pop Corn Edelweiss Pop

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Elisabeth Lecourt: Jerusalem Artichaud et Topinambour

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Elisabeth Lecourt: Le Poisson d’Argent Volant

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Elisabeth Lecourt: La Bulle de Savon Multicolore

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Elisabeth Lecourt: Le Voyage dans les Entrailles

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Holly Wilkins

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