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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Cyprien Chabert

Artist

"The tree is the original image, the one that makes it possible to touch all cultures, a unifying, universal symbol.”

Cyprien Chabert

Cyprien Chabert (born 1976) is a French artist of Ivorian and Auvergnat descent. Chabert has embraced his two cultures and has expressed his personal background in the representation of trees. He uses them as a metaphor for the original and universal man: the sap being the blood; roots being the legs; and bark, the skin.

The plant is therefore at the heart of the work of this artist, who uses drawing, fresco or sculpture to create his wondrous gardens.

Graduate from the Beaux-Arts in Paris, he studied classical techniques including sculpture and engraving.
Chabert worked as an assistant at an engraving workshop for several months and quickly went from working on a very small engraving scale to creating monumental frescos. In the manner of sculpture – which Cyprien Chabert is also fond of – frescoes are a means of establishing a physical relationship with space, architecture, and society.

For the past fifteen years, the artist has displayed his frescoes on walls, integrating harmoniously the constraints of space and the projects of his collectors, creating unique in situ works. The artist – beginning with charcoal and continuing with ink pen – focuses on his trees and foliage proliferating on to the walls and inhabiting the spaces in a monumental fragility.