This website is a place of initiation, an invitation to discover the Art of Life.

Its name pays tribute to the dragonfly, our universal emblem, evocative of the perpetual motion of Life. Indeed, Nature lies at the Centre of everything and brings us back to our own Centre.

Throughout my projects, I have always aspired to create and to convey this Art of Life. I wished to break with tradition in order to form today this ecosystem of well-being, while respecting Nature and its cycles, the land, the Men – farmers, artisans, artists, producers and freethinkers… – and the beautiful know-how.

Through the Domaine des Etangs, located in the Charente Limousine region, a place of Life and of well-being spread over 2,500 acres, in equilibrium between the Sky and the Earth.

Through the Collection Dragonfly, a universal and universalist collection of contemporary and ethnic art, minerals, objects and books, all channelling a message of wisdom, knowledge and heritage.

Through Créations Dragonfly, a line of objects that place the spotlight on the know-how of artisans, respectful of time and of natural resources. Through books, a selection of products and objects related to Nature and its observation, as well as specialties by local producers… which will soon complement the range.

And, today, through opening this “window”, dragonfly.fr, which will, I hope, reach your heart and your eyes, perhaps fill you with wonder, make you smile and, above all, reconnect you with the essential principles of Nature.

« The First Art is Nature and Life. »

Garance Primat, Dedicated Creative Entrepreneur

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Algorithm for telling the truth secretly, 2018

Bharti Kher
Bindis on painted wood panel, frame
7 cm x 160.7 cm

THE ARTWORK

One of the materials favoured by Bharti Kher, a London-born artist working in New Delhi, is the bindi.

This coloured mark which symbolizes the third spiritual eye in Hindu culture, is placed at the centre of women’s forehead, the centre of wisdom and conscience. She uses it like a pigment, reveals it on solid wood backdrops, and, as she reappropriates it, renders it universal, turns it into a metaphor. Here’s the eye into orbit, watching us as much as we are observing it, a secret centrifugal force. Round bindis like ovum, oblong like sperm, this composition also evokes a possible fecundation. The mystery of life.

THE ARTIST

In this work, the artist born in London in 1969 who lives and works in New Delhi, uses bindis, the traditional colour marks placed on the forehead of Hindu women, the centre of wisdom and conscience, symbolizing the spiritual eye.

With her, they become pure pictorial material and this repurposing endows them with a new significance. She chose them for their rounded and oblong shapes, similar to those at the origin of life. This composition hence secretly conveys a universal truth which concerns every one of us.

Exhibition La Lumière des Mondes (The Light of the worlds)
From 23rd May to 15th Decembre 2019
Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat
Curators: Hervé Mikaeloff et Ingrid Pux