Places where you lived one day are writen in your memory as if you lived there for a long time. And you can remember the track of the car on the grass as if that track was really important in your life. (from K. BLIXEN)
My journeys to Africa live in my memory.
My paintings are my travel diaries.
Each creation was born from the scattered and blended memories of my history as well as from my imaginings.
Several of my canvas shelter texts, borrowed from Africa's adventurers:
Saint Exupery, T. Monod, J. Kessel, I. Eberhardt, P. Loti, D. Lessing, K. Blixen, M. Resnick, Howard Carter...
Some of them contain fragments of patterns, fabrics, mosaïcs and texts, as a reference and a tribute to the arts of those countries.
IN AFRICA… and elsewhere
From 82 to 85, Cooperation (civil service) in
Many motorcycle trips to MOROCCO,
Imperials Cities, Atlas,
South, Ouarzazate - Paintings
1997 : South Tunisia by 4WD
Safari in TSAVO National PARK - KENYA
Diving at the Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel- MOMBASA Paintings
Private tour by 4WD in MAURITANIA- Atar, Chinguetti, Ouadane, Agweïdir, Guelb er Richat. Photos ans paintings
April 2002 THAILAND
From Bangkok to « Golden triangle ».
April 2003 SUOMI LAPPLAND
Tour up from MUONIO, dog-sledge, skidoo, white fishing and overnight in forest hut
Photos , paintings and diary
EGYPT, Cruise on the Nile...
SOUTH of TUNISIA
Pictures and drawings
The website I made to the memory of my father, a « Free French » during the WW2
IN ENGLISH !