The skin is wood, drawing on wood, log on plaster base, 2014 The skin is wood is a series of drawings on four logs. Two of them are characterized by their raw, natural appearance, while the other two reveal a carved and polished woodwork in the order of sculpture. The bark here has only been partially removed and the log has been sanded down so that the ink adheres and the act of drawing with my favourite medium (the fine felt with indelible black ink) becomes possible. The drawing is on the upper part of the log, the rest of the surface has an intact bark. The latter seems to emerge from the bark where it sometimes mixes with the colour of the wood. This series of works, which results from various techniques, is at the borderline of several fields. The drawing evokes the tattoo and asserts itself as such on the skin of the wood. The plaster base and woodwork place the work between the design object and the art sculpture where the fantasy drawing is always inspired by the world of fauna and flora.
(The log and its base are between 35.5 and 36 cm high; the log's circumference is about 24 cm where it is most voluminous and the base has a diameter of 9.8 cm.)