"Amazonia" is a work made on wild silk, which I burned with a thermal scraper and a pyrograph. The burn creates accidents that often make the drawing escape me, that the fabric ignites and creates punctures in the image.
Then comes a very long work of silk embroidery, which comes both to "repair" the image and to represent the flames of the representation. This new series takes an impotent and fascinating look at what scientists have come to call the "anthropocene era", that is, the geological era in which human activity has come to influence the ecosystem and the living to the point of changing it.
It is a question of printing - burning - in the support, the state of motionless amazement in which I, like many others, am immersed in the extent of the new cataclysms that humanity is led to witness. Faced with this collapse of the world as we know it, I burn to draw, then I embroider with silk as if to repair the disaster imposed on my support. For a long time, unnecessarily, like a Helen in vain." - Emmanuelle Mason