PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU
Poupée Pascale #20, 2014, Crystal and mixed media, 23.23 x 9.84 x 11.42"
Pascale Marine Thayou’s Poupées (or dolls), small figurative sculptures fashioned from crystal and mixed materials. These are wonderfully hybrid sculptures, fusing European and African elements. Crystal connects with the long history of glassmaking (as well as issues of class) in Europe, while the mixed materials and the look of these sculptures connect with different kinds of African sculptures. Marthine Tayou was featured in Flair, a group sculpture exhibition that took place at Fridman Gallery in 2017.