Jacqueline Lecarme – Collectors’ IslandMay 25, 2019 3:25 pm
The Belgian artist Jacqueline Lecarme has been collecting objects made of the plastic compound Galalith (aka Erinoid) for more than 30 years. She uses these pieces to create what she calls “a world of fantasy made of combs, hair grips, buttons, belt buckles, and other feminine accessories.” Her pieces — long-legged, bug-eyed spiders, a diamond-stealing crow, a dog with its tongue hanging out — invade every corner of her home in Brussels.
Each year the Genevan watchmaker Vacheron Constantin releases an art book titled Collectors’ Island, this year I photographed the entire book and this is one of ten stories included.
Many thanks to Bradley Seymour for the invaluable creative direction, and to Lara Lo Calzo for her exceptional work as Editorial Manager. All text and captions written by Virginie Bertrand.