Ink on watercolour paper
Fireflies and forests
Fireflies in the forest and stars in the night sky connect us with the wonders of childhood and fairytales. As creatures of mystery and magic, fireflies invite the viewer to follow their luminous trail in the delicate dance between light and dark. In relation to stars, they define a nocturnal atmosphere where microcosm turns into macrocosm and vice versa. As human beings we naturally found ourselves at the crossroad between these two dimensions. Apart from the sea and the sky, blue is the rarest color in nature. It is linked with eternity, supernatural beauty, religious transcendence, the beyond.
I paint forests from my imagination. They are not a representation of specific geographical locations. However these places exist as a manifestation of inner spaces.
In relation to stars, they define a nocturnal atmosphere where microcosm turns into macrocosm and vice versa. As human beings we naturally found ourselves at the crossroad between these two dimensions .
The forest as a threshold symbol into the unconscious was the conceptual starting point for these ink paintings. I'm drawn to this archetype loaded with symbolic connotations: a place of loneliness, healing, regression, entanglement, growth and self discovery.
Many layers of ink are used to represent this complexity of meanings. The pleasure of drawing, flashes of enlightenments and half forgotten memories find a meeting point in these images often organised in series. Viewers are invited to envisage their own sense of magic through viewing this elusive network of symbolic forests.