From her earliest childhood, multidisciplinary French artist Joy de Rohan Chabot dreamed of imaginary gardens, which thus naturally became a recurrent theme in her collections. She uses nature as her principal inspiration, creating original and dreamlike installations and artworks which invite us to discover her personal universe.
And what finer setting to display her art than on the grounds of one of France’s most historical and famous countryside palaces? The Princess Minnie de Beauvau Craon is hosting the exhibition in the exceptional setting of the Château d’Haroué near Nancy, in Lorraine. The scene is one of whimsy and delight: 120 steel butterflies (plain and patterned), made totally by hand, have taken over the facade of the Château, delicately placed on huge piles of wood, on the trees in the middle of the courtyard, and in the park.
The exhibition continues inside the Château where there will be thirty pieces made of painted glass, bronze, iron and other materials all inspired by nature (candlesticks, chairs, lamps, mirrors, screens, tables, stools, vases) in the salons.