Simone Pheulpin has been creating mesmerizing fabric sculptures for more than 40 years. The incredible patience necessary to produce her intricately folded work strikes imagination. Kilometers of raw cotton and countless amounts of pins are required to fabricate each of her striking structures. Stacked then twisted together, some resemble sea shells or coral reefs, while others bring to mind other vegetal shapes.
She has recently been awarded the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris and received a special mention at the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018.
Her work is included in many public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Chicago Art Institute. In 2019, the MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris acquired two artworks for the national collections displayed in the Pavillon Marsan – Jéromine Série Eclipse and Eclosion Epingles.