2015 – StrAngels

“Welcome my strAngels! (improvising new inner bodies)

This new body of work is an opening towards more freedom, less control.
It started out from an old photo of my great grandfather and an American Indian looking at each other : the meeting of two different worlds.
The forms emerged very spontaneously, from a sort of partnership between me, my hands and the clay, and I welcome these forms that occur to me as an automatic writing. They spring from me but are strangers to me!
I see them as newborns that haven’t fully developed yet, sort of chrysalis on the way towards a full expression of there being..
I greet them by giving all my care to decorate them, make them look beautiful to my eyes, and sometimes make little beds for there comfort!
I invite you to greet them too!