Art in a box

I’ve always loved collages, mixing objects and materials, assembling elements that respond to each other and tell a story. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been collecting anything and everything that might inspire me to create flat or voluminous compositions.
Art in a box is what Joseph Cornell practiced in the early 20th century. This American artist, sculptor and experimental film-maker was a precursor of assemblage, with a particular penchant for birds. And his work remains a source of inspiration. In his own way, I created this showcase from an A4 frame, air navigation maps – thanks to Sylvie (she will recognize herself) for these inspiring documents – vintage images of birds that I re-colored, feathers collected in the wild, natural berries treated to retain their color and a DMC embroidery thread chart.

Showcase with protective glass
Available for sale.

A little house in the forest (mixed media art)

Hey ! Could this be the cabinet of curiosities of Artemie the witch, heroine of my latest book “Le cabinet de curiosités de la sorcière” published in the “Petits précieux” collection by Rustica?

Which one is hers ? Try to guess…

Artwork in mixed media : wood, cardboard, found and recycled objects (collaged paper, old coins, waxed rusty keys, old pieces of earthenware with a river-water patina, bird prints from old books).

#mixedmediaart #collage #recup

Mixed-media wooden bird from the woods (collage & recuperation)

Mixed media artwork: hand-printed paper, carved wooden beak, reclaimed objects (old waxed rusty keys, buttons, ribbon, lucky charm bottle with amethyst, white quartz, black tourmaline, pink salt, rosemary).

#sculpturepoetique #mixedmediaart #collage #recup #poeticsculpture

Imaginary mixed-media birds

Mischievous, curious, talkative, my bird’s name is … DISCO, RAINBOW, CRAQUELIN, QUACKERS, PHENIX, BIRDY

Plastic creation – Mixed media

Cardboard, hand-printed paper, cut-outs, glue, brass wire, shells, beads

#mixedmedia #oiseauimaginaire #oiseauencage #oiseaudecompagnie #foiseauantaisie #poetry

“Fly, fly, fly or I’ll catch you” one of my object books exhibited at KBAC, Michigan, USA

My accordion book “Fly, fly, or I’ll catch you” pinned in the newsletter of the KBAC in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, where it is currently on display with 134 other illustrated accordion books #kalamazoomichigan #kalamazoobookarts #kalamazoobookartscenter #theillustratedaccordion

Drawings inspired by Alsatian folklore created for the restaurant Mémé Liesel in Denney

Pauline and Nicolas of the restaurant Mémé Liesel in Denney (Territoire de Belfort) commissioned me to create these drawings and paint them onto wooden slides to decorate the tables of their restaurant.