Aspiration & Inspiration 2016


     ...Everything is connected, interactive and leads to the next project


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..."When I first entered WOW in 2010, I was anxious.  Now, I think I was more anxious not to be accepted than to create something out of my “normality”.

If you ask me what are my skills, I will be well embarrassed to give you diplomas, certificates…Of course, I have a diploma of fashion design and pattern making AND it is in my genes with a great grand mother fine linen hand embroiderer and 2 grand mothers couturières!
For the rest, it is 50 years of practice (I started I was 5), patience and tenacity with a lot of enthusiasm, love and imagination.


I can put things together, I know I can…mostly.
I can draw, paint but I prefer the relationship with my computer, “from brain to screen”. 
I can take photographs but I enjoy more and more to use my phone, pick up instants on FB. 


I like to mix Old with New, Printmaking with Perspex
Etching but made of Solarplates, a non-toxic way that uses my computer “collages” to etch the image on a plate
I love the fact the sun, time of the day, of the year will influence the etching. I like the unknown factor, the surprise, the part I can’t control!
I could; I could use a light box, I don’t want.
I could do series, I don’t like. Prints are a personal emotional and physical materialization on paper and I want to keep it unique. 
My limited editions are a maximum of 10 and always different, in the colour or the way I ink my plate.
Perspex allows me to work in big size, allows me to go to 3D work by layering with Etchings or by literally using it like a fabric.
And this links back to fashion and making pieces!


What I enjoy the most with WOW is making pieces, doing a 3D artwork. Not only to tell one story in 3D but also to look at all the different angles, perspective, all the different stories that come out of it.
I realized recently I start my WOW garment with the shoes and “build it up”. 
I actually love shoes. I like to “accessorize” them with my outfit. 
In the same way I like making jewellery pieces that tell stories, mini wearable artworks. Statement pieces…


This year, I am in piece!!!"