2010 – 2016
Different stones picked locally according to production site
60 × 45 × 2 cm
Marie Louise is a slow growing series following a systemic process over time and space. Marie-Louise is produced locally where it is first shown, using a local stone and a local stone carver that carves the slab handheld according to the technical drawing provided by the artist. The size is always the same: 60x45x2cm slab and inner 10x15cm postcard size passe partout 1 cm deep. The outer surface is then polished while the postcard size carved part is let raw. The simple yet precise design doesn't allow a machine to carve the stone. Sometimes the size 60x45cm is not available locally and the size downwards is being picked. The results always varies according to the stone quality and technique used by the artisan. Marie-Louise is titled according to the country of production with the translated name (Maria-Luisa, Marie Louise...) and the name of the stone used under brackets.