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Painting rocks

In 2018, the artist Marco Grassi and myself collected clay directly from a cliff on the beach of Saint-Jean du Doigt, and  improvised a four hands fresco on the black rocks , before watching it vanish, erased by the tide.

This practice has since become a ritual each time I visit Bretagne.Painting on rock becomes a meditative gesture that connects me to the elements. I wander the landscape in search of an ideal site, collect clay, paint. The light turns this clay into gold before the sea takes it away.
I favour primitive symbols which seem to belong to an archaic cosmology, underlining  geological strata and reviving fossils.

The strokes of paint bring back a distant past, expose it to the present time until the erasure which marks the beginning of a new cycle.

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