commissioned by the museum on the occasion of the calais street art festival, the mural adorns an entire facade of the 19th century building, which once served as a factory. In addition to the large collection of lace, the museum also houses a 200-year-old lace-making machine, still in operation. nespoon scoured the catalogs available in the museum’s archives to select the 1984 model on which she based the mural.
“Most of my work consists of impressions of traditional lace, made in clay or painted on the walls”, this Nespoon. “They are handcrafted by folk artists. why laces? because in lace, there is an aesthetic code, deeply rooted in each culture. in every lace we find a symmetry, a kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all instinctively seek? why street art? because it gives freedom.
location: the city of lace and fashion of Calais, Calais, France
sofia lekka angelopoulou I draw
01 October 2020