V i c k y V i r g i n & s 6 k A r t s
T h e F l e u r d e S e l C h r o n i c l e s
Fleur de Sel is an odd character with an irrational craving for salt. She is experiencing strange craving relapses that are the affects of an unexplained salt overdose, which years later, instigates her into behavior she doesn't understand, and can not control. She's being forced to negotiate a dangerous landscape of passion: desire, bliss and despair.
Fleur de Sel is a participant in an experiment. But she doesn't know it.
"OK, so I am obsessed with salt. I just can't help myself. Everything
about it turns me on the way it dissolves and becomes one with the tip
of my tongue, the beautiful crystal-like diamond shapes or the way it
roughs up my skin. I am not sure how this all started or where it comes
from. Perhaps it began when my forefathers settled on the saltiest lake
in the country and then proceeded to fail seven crops. Or maybe from
skipping amongst the cow licks in my grandpa's cow pastures. Oh! How
beautiful they were---pink and hard and undulating and gray and soft
and white and cold and smooth--- think Henry Moore sculptures. And then
it was probably cinched by my discovery at an early age of the pure
thrill of raiding a midsummer night garden armed with nothing but a
salt shaker. Whatever it is, I just can't seem to get enough." Fleur de Sel