Lydie Arickx is exhibiting “Aborescences” in the Château de Chambord, in the Loire Valley of France from 30 May to 17 October 2021.
She “questions life in all its forms” using new materials, formats, and genres. She elucidates the “porosity between animal, vegetable, and mineral.”
Her exhibition “Arborescences” connects with the real tree of life and the plant life around the Château de Chambord, a castle built from 1519 to 1547 by the King of France, Francois I (1494-1547), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Arborescence” is the state of resemblance to a tree in minerals, or crystallization, or groups of crystals in that form.
The many tree-like patterns in Lydie Arickx’s works extend beyond any notion of the tree simply as a motif and any allegorical associations: it is the matrix from which all other figures derive – the flow of life.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls