BOURNAZEL, Diane de. ~ Saturnales. Marliac, 2015.
500 × 330 mm, mixed media (ink, gouache, collage) on paper mounted laid to board on a painted mount, framed and glazed. Signed and dated lower right and titled on verso.
A celebration of the Feast of Fools, in a series of panels inhabited by De Bournazel’s mythological figures engaged in a series of mysterious rites. In keeping with the traditions of this midwinter festival souls are freed, offerings are made, the world is turned upside down, all under the watchful eye of the Lord of Misrule. In De Bournazel’s world, as expressed in her unique artist’s books, the mysteries of human life are considered with a combination of serious meditation and joyous play.