Tomsk, Siberia Russia 2015, we entered in this great book shop and found ‘Les fleurs du mal’ from Charles Baudelaire. The book is in French and Russian, and I’ve been reading Baudelaire’s poems during the rest of our trip. To see it written in Russian made it even more beautiful and intense to me. Back in Berlin, the new collection started, I selected some verses –mostly from the poem called ‘La beauté’- , and I embroidered them of clothing I found in street or designed.
And for the most of us, Baudelaire’s words, letters, sentences translated into Cyrillic become patterns, symbols, signs, stories, history, but for others it is just like an open book, a fragment of poetry embroidered by hand on a piece of clothing.
Beauty, La beauté , appears into different angles to all of us. And just like Henri Matisse said “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
Photographer: Belen Rovegno
Model: Dayna Gross