« The ceramic flowers of Nathalie Perret represent hallucinogenic plants, used by pre-Columbian peoples in South America to travel in the invisible. The scale of these giant plants features the aboriginal representation mode in which the large size conveys divinity. With these imposing forms Nathalie Perret has chosen to show magical thinking and colonized knowledge. A second gesture is associated with the first, which is he mode of presentation used: serial, rationalized, civilized, it evokes the arrangement of specimens in the illustrated herbaria of modern botany, whose drawing techniques also use grey pencil and gouache. With these fragile branches arranged in tidy rows, a reference is made to the scientific taxonomy and the appropriation of indigenous medicinal knowledge, considered by Europeans as diabolical. »
Text written by Clélia Barbut.