Working with a theme of implosion and explosion, a Paris artist known for her painstaking bas-relief cardboard sculptures continues her examination of the forested natural world, creating intricately landscaped settings for the Harcourt glass.

"I wanted to recreate a miniature nature in cardboard, a poor man’s material, that can be indefinitely transformed like nature itself."

For the past several years, Eva Jospin — born in 1975 in Paris, where she continues to live and work — has focused her art on the natural world, especially forests, dedicating herself to the creative exploration of landscapes and their representation. 

To make her pieces, Jospin works predominantly with cardboard, creating volume and perspective in evocative bas-reliefs through a painstaking process of cutting, assembly and overlay. Coupling this method with an element of violent gestures, she is able to carve out dense yet delicate, mysterious but soothing forests of tremendous imagination. 

Prior to exploring the art of landscapes, Jospin—2002 graduate of L’École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris—made work that embraced drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Some of Paris’s top museums, including the Palais de Tokyo and the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature have exhibited her pieces. They have also been shown in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Bologna and Dubai, and reviewed in Vanity Fair.