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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New York, Last Quarter, 2011

Vera Lutter
Archival pigment print
65.7 x 86 x 4.4 cm

THE ARTWORK

Crescent, gibbous, new or full. Red. Cloudy. From 2010 until 2012, Vera Lutter observed the moon on a regular basis, that fascinating satellite that watches over our nights.

Or why not through a hole in which light floods in: like a pinhole, the photographic technique that allows the capture of images inverted from the visible, and which the artist has adopted. However, with her Albescent series, she reverts back to traditional picture taking to capture a natural element, forsaking her emblematic architectural pictures. The moon influences her.

THE ARTIST

Light and urban dwelling played a role in the choice of the artistic medium of Vera Lutter, born in Germany in 1960. Her move to New York in 1993, after studying sculpture at the Munich Academy, would open her eyes.

Light and urban dwelling played a role in the choice of the artistic medium of Vera Lutter, born in Germany in 1960. Her move to New York in 1993, after studying sculpture at the Munich Academy, would open her eyes. Discovering the massive architectural landscape led her to photography, and more specifically to one of its oldest techniques: the principle of camera obscura. The impressive apparatus, proportionate to the architecture broached, and comprised within a container, produces large-scale negatives that heighten the strength of the buildings captured. The exposure over a long period of time, specific to this technique, seems to make them timeless. Her subjects include the most heroic human endeavours, landscapes that concentrate economic power: industrial, heritage sites, urban sights, transport hubs. Yet they also embrace all of humanity, its need to believe in divine or higher forces, in other realities, as illustrated by her capturing the Parthenon in 2015 and the Effelsberg radio telescope in 2013. She brings to light another aspect of the world, a hidden aspect. Her large prints add to the solemnity. Modern relics, as if frozen solid under ash, ghostly apparitions: is the spirit of the place suddenly appearing? Its memory? But she does not hush up her desire for a sensitive, tangible, vital reality, a return to the positive. The Albescent series testifies to this, drawing up new venues to broach image and time.

Exhibition Poussières d’étoiles (Stardust)
From 24th May to 15th Decembre 2018
Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat
Curators: Hervé Mikaeloff et Ingrid Pux.