Two cardboard forests, made by artist Eva Jospin, fill the windows of a small gallery on Rue Poitou. Reflections from the street overlay the intricate mesh of trunks and branches, blending layers of illusion.
The extraordinary, low relief sculptures are made entirely from corrugated cardboard, stripped and peeled to reveal it’s inner structure, then assembled twig by twig into landscapes which suggest the impenetrable forests of dreams and fairy tales. Eva Jospin has been exploring the theme of forests for some years now and at least one critic has suggested she needs new ideas. I guess the critic in question hasn’t looked hard at a real forest. There’s a lifetime’s worth of inspiration to be found in the natural variation of trees.
Fascinating, intricate but lacking light to bring it to life!