My work mainly concerns the tree. This diamond which dazzles to the point of making us blind to its presence. I have always been very attracted by nature, I particularly like to bivouac and walk in the forest, but this curiosity towards the tree itself came to me when I read the book "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben.
I discovered a living being even more beautiful and interesting from the inside than from the outside. I was fascinated by the exchanges that pass through the heart of the tree trunk, by its united root network and by its ability to adapt to the environment. My job is therefore to see behind the visible, to imagine what is hidden behind this majestic, straight and massive tree.
The internal functioning of the tree makes me think of a flawless organization, which is why I like to play with shapes, symmetry and verticality to create. I also use collage to highlight the bark of the tree that protects the sap from the outside environment. Each tree is unique, each with its own character and its own marks of life, that's why I try to vary the textures to symbolize this special bark. The elements that are water, air, fire, light, earth and chlorophyll also have a major importance in the growth of the tree and so in my work.
There is the forest that we see and the forest that we do not see.
There are the rays of the sun that amaze us through the branches and there is the light that nourishes the tree. There is this pleasant smell that we breathe and there is the CO2 necessary for photosynthesis. There are beautiful big roots in which we take our feet and there are real living water pumps. There are external resources and internal redistribution.