THE GREAT MYSTERY

Seasons and way of the soul, shrines, rituals and amulets. More to come.

 

Forest path

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owl

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candles tree forest

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cat moth fish forest

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branches sculpture

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path hecate sanctuary

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Honey buzzard woman drawing 1

Honey buzzard woman drawing 2

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laurel leaves

laurel leaves

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poplar and moon

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blue amulet

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MÈRES : TAPETUM LUCIDUM

Ma créature cherche mère et fait paysage de mon corps; je suis la fille d’une femme au nom d’ours. Un ventre ouvert de tronc accueille l’âme-femme, noctulescente, lait de nuit doré 
au sein massif de lune. La chevelure d’épicéas, intranquille, peine à dormir sous les météores. Tandis que pourpre de bouche se sacre en silence, la peau naïve des doigts en rejoint ses siècles. Le corps nu du tronc, coruscation nivéenne, s’abandonne aux ressacs de la rêverie sous la lumière aimante de sa mère.

Le mystère, lui, s’accentue.

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drawing

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red sunset forest

 

new year forest

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All photographs are available as limited edition museum quality prints to collectors.

 

1. Le chemin aux merveilles, 2018

 

2. Amulet (The Owl) | Vertebra of a sheep eaten by a wolf, boar tooth and jay feathers found in the woody mountains, small bones found in a bird of prey pellet, Appaloosa horse hair, eucalyptus leaves and sulfur picked in the caldera of a supervolcano, seeds, bee wax, cotton thread. Autumnal equinox celebration, 2018

 

3. Sacred beech tree, winter solstice, violet mist and the longest night, 2016

 

4. Chrysopoeia | Silver-based photograph of my cat whom I buried in the woods after humans killed her, golden fish skin, golden forest moths wings scales, Indian ink, 2018

 

5. Anonymous sculpture found when I went to sleep alone under a pine tree in the winter forest, 2017

 

6. The path to Hecate’s sanctuary, 2017

 

7. Wounded heart shelter (little honey buzzards don’t push each other out of the nest), 2018. Wild mountain roses thorns, Icelandic lava sand, drop of my blood mixed with red ink, golden Peach Blossom nocturnal moth scales (natural death), 10,5 x 8,5 cm

 

8. The Intuitive One (Pythia), 2018

 

9. The silent immensity. Morning of an important crossroads event involving a risk of death, 2018 – Notodonta torva, a moth named “Demi-lune grise” in French (“Grey half-moon”) feeds on these black poplars.

 

10. Amulet (The Lynx), created during Full Moon at the beginning of the cold and rainy season, October 24th, 2018 – Atlas bone of an animal eaten by a wolf, wood pigeon feathers found in the mountains, violet carpenter bee wings, wild roses thorns, black Icelandic lava sand, juniper cones harvested on a sacred mountain where solar cults took place in ancient times.

 

11. Vision born the day when three phenomenons converged: the Winter Solstice, the Full Moon illuminating the longest night, and the Ursids meteor shower, December 2018. The next time a full moon will coincide with the solstice will be in 2094.

 

12. Ouroboros (Video installation, excerpt), 2016-2018 — During the equinox, day and night are approximately the same length. To draw attention to an essential sense of balance in the universe, this threshold has been associated with the poetry of water cycles. Sound | Tyrrhenian sea at night under moonlight, close to the autumnal Equinox, 2016 – Film | Thunderstorm, with hail, lightning and 95 km/h winds, in my mountains the day of the autumnal Equinox, 2018

 

13. The Intuitive One (Mirror Orchids) Ophrys Speculum picked on an island, ultramarine ink and black pen.

 

14. Ritual of gratitude for the generosity of the forest and its inhabitants, offering organic apples and chestnuts to animals. The forest offered a sparrowhawk feather in return. A male tawny owl sang in the distance, then came very close when I imitated the female call. First day of the new year, winter 2019