IRIS by Stéphanie Lagarde appears as a series of three artist publications. Each publication of this fascinating conceptual work corresponds to a single poem written by Lagarde using different names of Iris plants. Irises are one of the most hybridized flowers in western countries.
Artist(s) Stéphanie Lagarde
Publisher published by the artist
Very violet florentine silk
spangled with dazzling gold,
A frosty elegance
– and blue suede shoes –
What a dance hall dandy.
A Bombay sapphire on his fairy ring
Bourgeois. But totally cool.
Pouring hot spiced wine
And three cherries in sparkling rose,
„It feels like a spring kiss, a French cancan.
Je l’adore“ said Little Sweet Sue,
Pink embers coloring her bride’s blush
The individual pictures of iris blossoms are collected online by the Paris-based artist and filmmaker. Spread over three booklets with an accompanying poem, each image represents a verse in the order of its appearance. A poem as a publication. A publication as a poem.
This image and text work, printed in vivid colours on a risograph, was produced in 2015 and 2016 in Van-Eyck’s Charles Nypels lab in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
IRIS by Stéphanie Lagarde
is a series of 3 books, each one in a print-run of 75 copies, numbered & signed
softcover, perfect bound, risograph tritone prints in a PVC silkscreened sleeve
258 x 258 mm, 36 pages, English
printed at Charles Nypels lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2015
This work is available through malenki.net