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.

EFFELLE

TRAVEL DIARIES

IN AFRICA… and elsewhere


PAINTINGS
FROM MEMORY TO IMAGINATION


January 09

DESERTS / MAURITANIA / KENYA / THAÏLAND / LAPPLAND    TUNISIA / EGYPT  / MAURITIUS  ST ANTON


From 82 to 85, Cooperation (civil service) in

ALGERIA.

Many motorcycle trips to MOROCCO,

Imperials Cities, Atlas,

South, Ouarzazate  - Paintings

1997 : South Tunisia by 4WD



April 2000:

Safari in TSAVO National PARK - KENYA

Diving  at the Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel-  MOMBASA  Paintings


                           

April 2001:

Private tour by  4WD in MAURITANIA- Atar, Chinguetti, Ouadane, Agweïdir, Guelb er Richat. Photos ans paintings                                   

                               

                                     


April 2002  THAILAND   

From Bangkok to « Golden triangle ».

Photos, paintings.   





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

BIOGRAPHY

DESTINATIONS

The website I made to the memory of my father, a « Free French » during the WW2


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IN ENGLISH !

AUSTRIA St Anton

MAURITIUS 2006