I’m a multi-disciplinary hands-on visual artist, interested in exploring a wide range of mediums including discarded materials. Among my chief concerns is the question of our present day throw-away culture and the loss of the notion of thrift. How we relate to the material world and consumerism is the core issue in my current work which aims is to restore our bond to the environment by reconciling synthetic and organic materials.
In addition to public commissions to design post cards, stamps and produce large scale mosaics, I’ve worked on a four year project which involved introducing modern art in the form of paintings and installations to enhance the Liturgical Celebrations in a Parisian Church.
It is here that I encountered the writings of Teilhard de Chardin – The Divine Milieu and The Heart of Matter – which was a turning point in my vocation as an artist. His work resonated with my intuition on the intelligibility of matter and the sacredness of our surroundings. Teilhard’s research has strongly influenced the way I relate to matter: I consider it as a living entity. Whether organic or inorganic, my interaction with materials is always one of becoming: I know that without the environment as a springboard, no evolution is possible. Along with studio work, group and solo exhibitions, I also give conferences on
Modern Art and conduct visual arts workshops at the Paris Post-graduate Institute AgroParisTech which specialises in the sciences of agronomy, rural, water and forestry. Since 2014, with the issue of ecology in the forefront, my program has been extended to lecturing in Environmental Art and lead workshops with students on the ecological transition by combining scientific research and artistic visual representation.
I graduated from Melbourne University, Australia and obtained a Master’s Degree in Literature from the University of Provence, France. I trained in the visual arts at the ADAC workshops provided by the City Council of Paris.