Carole Solvay To Move Without Noise Alain Chang, Richard Prum, Roger Pierre Turine, Adrien Grimmeau

Publication date:
14 Jan 2020
200 pages: 267 x 241mm
115 illus.
Sales territories:
World excluding Benelux


Introducing contemporary Belgian artist Carole Solvay to an English-speaking audience for the first time, this book pairs images of her beautiful feather sculptures with literary quotations that have inspired her work

This is the first book to explore the oeuvre of contemporary Belgian sculptor Carole Solvay (b. 1954). Using primarily feathers and thin wire, Solvay has over the past 25 years created ethereally beautiful sculptures that seem to defy gravity. This publication illustrates more than 100 of her works alongside short quotations from Solvay’s favorite literary works, including by Carson McCullers, Syvia Plath, Mahmoud Darwish, Fernando Pessoa, and Yi Jing, among many more. These writers have inspired Solvay’s work, and in pairing particular quotations with her sculptures, this book provides a unique window into her art and practice.

Alain Chang is a freelance designer and art director. Richard O. Prum is William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT. Roger Pierre Turine is a journalist based in Belgium.