Emanating from the portraits by Alice Neel are feelings, perceptions and emotions of all kinds, conveyed in masterly fashion through her painting. Our photos and family “portraits” likewise have much to reveal when we look at them closely. In this workshop we shall be framing our photos with textiles, ribbons, lace and a variety of materials in order to illustrate – and thereby prolong – what we feel when we look at these individual moments captured on paper. These creations will become the covers of albums or the handcrafted frames of personal stories.
Christine Millerin studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Mulhouse, where her lengthy research into textile art first began. After several years in the spheres of photography, scenography and decoration, she today works on her textile collections in her studio-boutique in Arles. Here you can discover revisited textiles, fragments of relics which she re-assembles through sewing in order to give them a new life, at the same time inscribing them in an act of collective remembrance.