“Cellul’oz” exhibition by Cindy Choisy – april 17, 2015
Cindy Choisy proposes cultural actions called “Ecolo’artistiques”. Through her collaboration with the National Education Ministry and HeadMade Factory, this Saint Martin native decided to make an intervention in two classes in the Nina Duverly school, as well as in another class in the Quartier d’Orléans.
Within the scope of the “Ecolo’art” project directed by the academic inspection, along with three teachers and with the support of HeadMade Factory (which is financed for this project by the Urban Contract for Social Cohesion – CUCS ), Cindy CHOISY decided to make an intervention in three classes of two elementary schools (Nina Duverly and Quartier d’Orléans).
Cindy started to work with 75 kids in the beginning of December on learning how to make recycled paper. Based on her own artistic approach and in collaboration with the teachers who welcomed her in their classrooms, Cindy created a series of lessons on the matter of respect for the environment. During the first lessons, Cindy suggested the pupils became aware of how important recycling was through traditionally crafted paper. She already makes her paper herself and for her own works, from paper she collects and reduces to pieces. After that, those pieces are reduced to paper pulp, which is then spread until she gets a layer more or less thick to which she can add leaves or other shapes.
ABOUT CINDY CHOISY
Cindy Choisy is a native of Saint Martin, who has always demonstrated her taste and talent for arts. Yet she left her island to go study biology in Paris in 1997. However, she was very soon reoriented towards another direction of the art’s creative universe. She enrolled in the LISAA Paris School of Interior Architecture and Design where she obtained a degree in fashion design and textile. Cindy went on with her journey in the fashion world and simultaneously shaped her own artistic personality. She also helped organize fashion events like the Ly Dumas et Amis Fashion Show and the African designer’s latest tribute in the Museum of African and Oceanian Arts in Paris. For many years, Cindy worked with a Japanese designer based in Paris for whom she designed fashion accessories such as bags, shoes and jewels for the Japanese market (EPOCA SHOP).
Cindy’s very own personal and unique style was influenced by the two urban cultures of big cities like Paris and New York, as well as the strong intensification of her Caribbean identity. Cindy Choisy is known to many as a young woman deeply committed and rooted in her native soil. Her passion for the history, the legends and the truths of the Caribbean became the patterns of her painting. Thus, she creates pieces of work where the reality and the fantasy – worlds scattered with symbols and signs – intertwine.