Music paper series has been created from the melody of the tragic opera “Mireille” written by Gounod in 1864.
Like a secret message , Joëlle Verstraeten compositions try to reveal the rhythm of the perforations. Each small dot is not randomly punched, it is alined of shifted to the whole opera. The bright carmin color of the paper encourages her to narrow the spectrum of the many colors she likes, and use the fundamental print making language of black ink on paper.
Cutting, folding, layering, printing … all those processes participate to the dense, dramatic and minimalist prints of this series.