One of my very important starting point for my creative process is to be open. I keep myself open to possibilities. I try to be open to my surroundings and to what touches me. More often than not I am tuning in to nature and that’s reflected in my work. Earlier this year I turned my attention to the human realm when the Haiti earthquake struck. I let the devastation in and a serie emerged. It’s called “Departing Souls.” It feels like a commemoration, bearing witness to lives lost. It feels like a process of honoring souls that are passing on.
Destruction – an unrecognizable landscape – a world that does not make sense to the survivors and witnesses
A world of great fear (“peur bleue” in French, literally “blue fear”)
A world of suffering and pleas for help.
A world of countless lives lost.