Introducing my next collection of glass paintings – De l’esprit et la forêt (Of spirit and the forest).
This illustration is inspired by the forest of Grand Belmont, one of my favorite forests in the canton of Fribourg. I saw a deer in one of my evening walks in this forest and felt like I needed to paint it. The whole scenery seemed surreal and magical, the deer popping out of nowhere, watching us for a while before taking of in the bushes.
The self care series of illustrations is inspired by my own wellness practices. They feature Bear – The bearer of wisdom, a bear who lives in Bern by the Aare river, he is a rescued bear, now living in captivity. Life forced him to learn how to manage stress, practice self-care and let go of the things he cannot control.
Les potz was born out of necessity because I needed flower pots for my plants and since the stores were closed I had to improvise. So I repurposed the tin cans we had stocked for the quarantine. They are hand painted and coated with water proof varnish.
The humanz is a collection of old bowling pins, I have restored and painted by hand. They are an ecclectic bunch – a skipper, an artist (Yayoi Kusama), a mystic, an Indian woman, the Virgin Mary – and reflect my curiosity and interest in cultural diversity and spirituality.
Technique: oil on glass