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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Mutti, 2016

Wood, metal, plastic sculpture 182 x 180 x 190 cm, Romuald Hazoumè

L’ŒUVRE

Un corps de bois blond veiné de nuances. Celui d’une femme, d’une mère plus précisément, Mutti ou Maman en allemand.

Paumes ouvertes en signe de bienvenue, elle porte une jupe fabriquée à partir de sandales en plastique, trop usées d’avoir piétiné devant les portes de l’Occident. Romuald Hazoumè confronte le monde à ses démons. Tourments géopolitiques et désordres écologiques saisis ensemble, dans un geste, dans le tombé d’une étoffe de pétrole qui en appelle au bleu profond du ciel pour redonner au monde sa lumière sans voile d’inhumanité, de pollution ou d’indigence.

THE ARTIST

Born in Benin in 1962, in Porto Novo where he lives and works, Romuald Hazoumé uses an unfortunately inexhaustible raw material: Western waste. Twenty years ago, he started creating pastiches of African masks from old containers and jerrycans, adorned with raffia, feathers and nylon. His compositions bring the world face to face with its excesses, its deadlocks: environmental, political, economic. His light coloured wood sculpture of a welcoming goddess woman wears a skirt made from recycled plastic sandals: a sign that combines a gesture of welcome and global disruption.

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

Exposition La Lumière des Mondes du 23 mai au 15 décembre 2019
Sous l’impulsion créative de Garance Primat
Commissaires : Hervé Mikaeloff et Ingrid Pux