After a course in Art History and Modern Letters, I spent 12 years on the roads, a backpack, a tent for a palace. But I lived mainly in the woods, mountain ranges, steppes, etc., in Norway, Finland, Mongolia, Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Southwest China, Alaska and Canada, Indonesia and Ladakh (Indian Himalayas). While immersed in these different natural environments, I was more and more sensitive to the richness of the textures of mud, rocks, bark, etc., and in general, to the ability of the material to reinvent its incarnations. In addition to the teachings that come from living outside the circle of one's birth, it is through daily contact with this multiplicity of biotopes and these elementary forces that I have been tempted to summon them to surfaces. Exercises of celebration of matter, perhaps these collages are only vain but irrepressible attempts to express a certain religiosity - in the sense of religare, which links (cf. Hölderlin : "Aren't all the living of your family?") - and that these worlds haunted by the manifestations of the world are their magmatic transposition vomited by the desire to still enjoy the wealth of the living.