Carole Suety
Globe de Mariée

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2013 Grand Prix 1st Place Award

This series was inspired by the 19th century French tradition of displaying wedding souvenirs and symbolic objects under a glass dome to celebrate the couple’s marriage.

The globes de mariée were beautiful objects and were displayed in the living room. They were a rich profusion of gold and flowers preserved in a globe from which death, betrayal, and sickness were absent. Arranging these relics was a ritualistic way to repress what is uncontrollable in nature.