MARLYSE LE BARS wrote about Diem Phung Thi


From the sequence of connection it transmits, the abdomen of the woman, in the vagueness between the visible and imagination; between the imagination and reality which has created an inspiration full of poetry. Taken from trees and grass, the earth baked in the small size statues, created in the same year and called areca and betel, a combination of leaves and fruits to praise the fertility of a female body; by connecting the convexity and concavity in a curved line which is lithe and closed.

In the works of DIEM PHUNG THI, the female statues take up a large position. Connected with the natural strength, represented with plant elements: flowers. fruits and leaves, women are the most mysterious representation. The female body always introduces a potential that creates life, a divine power which does not mean that it does not create worry and extraordinariness. For instance, when we contemplate “CACTUS” work, Raymond Cogniat has written: “ In all creation, Asia has indicated that art is an action stating belief and DIEM PHUNG THI does not deny that tradition”.

Thanks to the discovery of the thoughts that underlie in the variation work “Mother and Children” in the dimension of statue, the French Ministry of Culture has chosen to place this statue at the Health Center in Amboise. The searches around this variation can be oriented to the sculptural space conquest because the statue has been ready for flying.