Intérieur Rêvé

Intérieur Rêvé, 2022-2023, 63,5×41,5×6,5cm, Diptych with twelve collages of water transferred images from 19th century books, x-ray scans, on lightbox with gold color frame linen passe-partout and led light armatures.

These small works are transparent collages on a lightbox and were made between 2022-2023. All etchings are direct transfers from original 19th century and early twentieth century books. The transfer procedure is a unique technique developed by Rayastre and involves careful washing with water and transfer to adhesive tape. There is no computer or photocopier involved in this process, but is fully done by hand. The adhesive tape with the transferred image is attached to x-ray medical photos. “For me it’s essential to work with my hands so my energy flows freely to the object, without interference of something dead and cold”.