The skin is wood, drawing on wood, boxwood on plaster base, 2015-2016 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 woodworking of the order of sculpture. The bark partially present on this sliced, cut and polished boxwood log gives the impression that it has a face and a back. The drawing is made on one side, where the wood is totally smooth. It also invades a part of the back where the bark has been removed. The latter follows the curves of the wood as if it proliferated there. 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 with its base is 41 cm high; the log's circumference is about 24 cm where it is most voluminous and the base has a diameter of 12.9 cm.)