« Between the loss of my grand mother's Tapestry ‘Hunting scene’ and my regular visits to garage sales continually presenting disused goods scraped by consumer society, these neglected tapestries, seen and re-seen along these journeys, suddenly appeared to me as the idealized transference of my own visionary.
These tapestries appeared to be the most accurate material to illustrate my work about modern vanities, loss of the paradise and rebirth in a better world.
These tapestries are the most obvious and literally impicturing vocabulary to depict loss of some values, consequently to the injection of hyper consuming in occidental societies.
These tapestries are telling the stories of these key and essential casualties:
- loss of sale value : these tapestries are expensive (material and time consuming), but worth peanuts.
- loss of aesthetic value : these tapestries are considered ugly and out of date, but have their own hidden beauty, particularly for those who are them.
- loss of emotional value : these tapestries are telling love and family happiness stories, but are abandoned and thrown into mud.
I revitalize them, offering a redemption, beneath animal appearance and covered with this popular language. I give them back their central and essential place inside households. Through this political work, I have the envy and the ambition to query about the place and fonction of art in our societies. I underline the need for art to be close and accessible, obvious for everyone, from poorest to richest, from less educated to scholar, from amateur to professional... I advocate that art is urgent and necessary, vital impulse for everyone and has to be lived day to day! »