My life started, unfortunately, with a drama. While my mother was six months pregnant, my father, a military pilot, died in an accident on the air force base in
The search for the meaning of life, spirituality and the desire to be actively involved in the church have always been part of my life. I taught catechism for ten years, helped serve communion and served as pastoral counsellor.
My studies were oriented in a more artistic direction, as I was talented in drawing. I studied at the National School of Arts and Crafts in
After art school I found work as a graphic designer in the publicity branch. These years of intense professional activity hardly left me any free time. Almost forty years of age, I had acquired a solid experience and a sure eye. I realized that it would now be possible to use my artistic talents to speak about my journey of faith. After a long period ‘in the desert’ in which I could not create anything as the requirements of the project overwhelmed me, I had the intuition that the infinitely small could lead me to the Infinitely Large. I then went back to the very beginning and started with simply observing nature with my pencil. The tiny rock exposed at low tide, the brilliance of a twisted branch, a gnarled vine, the amber peel of an onion all nourished my interior library of images with the wonderful forms and colours of creation.
Starting with texts from the liturgy I try to translate in images what words cannot express and search for a trace of revelation, a significant hint, a small sign. I like to quote Pierre Soulages: ‘I believe in works that are invented as one makes them, more than in works that are thought out before they are made.’ It is often in letting go that the most dazzling visions reveal themselves.
Papers and colours are scattered on the floor. The work in progress is added to, folded, wrinkled, washed, scraped. An alchemy takes place, lines and surfaces are born, colours and materials emerge out of nothing. Then, after having rectified a line or colour contrast to give clarity and readability to the work, the work reveals itself, mysteriously impregnated with meaning.
My only desire is to offer a ray of light on the dark paths of our lives. So that our hearts may open themselves, out spirits may be raised. Are we not looking for meaning, for all eternity?
Like a Dove, 100 x
Crown of Stars, 100 x
God is a Planter of Irises, 100 x
Blue Planet, Miraculous Catch of Fish, triptych, 3x 50 x
New Heart, 50 x
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