The volumes created by Sylvie Enjalbert are like echoes, translations of something both original and universal: they are the evocations of pots. Ancient pots held water, grain, food; they served to store, to carry or to cook; they contained some sort of nourishment. Thus, a dialogue can be established between the everyday object and the work of art.
The surface of her containers show movements like little waves, created by the imprint of my thumb. These irregularities reveal the individual soul of the piece; the simple trace of a finger indicating movement and life itself. Her creations carry both ancestral and contemporary resonances, striving after universality.
Through slow and meticulous work, I am trying to reach a form which appears simple and self-evident, as if it couldn’t be any other way. The search for balance starts at the base of the pot and continues through its entire form. The time taken in their making radiates from these pieces, clothing them in tranquility. Minimalist, each tiny handle, each little, carefully placed ridge catches the light and directs the gaze towards a lingering contemplation.