Marguerite Burnat-Provins
(1872-1952, Switzerland)

Lifetime aesthete, artist and poet, Burnat-Provins was a professionally artist who experienced a series of intense imaginings in Egypt during an episode of typhoid. From 1914 onwards, she devoted herself to realising these ames parasitaires in a single body of work called Ma Ville. It was comprised of 3,000 drawings of psychic hallucinations, where subjects often dictated not only their colour and form, but their biography (which would appear on the reverse).