"La Terre - 001" is a creation to be apprehended from afar as well as up close. For a long time I have been looking for a balance in the colours, which I wanted powerful, colourful and above all, lively. The grid I used to compose this painting is the same as for the others in my collection, but I wanted it to be more complex, richer and denser. For the development of my collection, I chose to work with a textile technique applied to paper, batik. Hot wax is applied to the places that you do not wish to colour. It is a delicate work, which is done under pressure: each grid of my work is thus traced. I had to tame a hot material; I had to learn to work fast.
I chose a paper usually used in engraving, a thick Japanese paper, which absorbs water like a sponge, which takes care of all the paint. I apply six successive layers of watercolour, which I choose to wet more or less, in order to use the transparency properties of the material over a wide range. This allows me to obtain complex and charged colours, really vibrant and full of reflections.
When my paint is dry, I have to carefully remove the wax from the paper. Each removal is a real discovery for me. Creation balances itself and then takes on its full meaning through a dialogue established between logic and letting go."