I was recently asked to write a chapter in the Art book, “De la poule à l‘œuf – de la plume aux polymers” about how I sometimes use reclaimed wood in my artwork. Here is the English version of my contribution.
I’ve always had a fascination with wood—its patterned, wavy grain silently waiting to be exposed under sandpaper hands and a colorful splash of stain… This hidden beauty ignites an inspirational flame in me, like a gemologist chipping away at the outer shell, revealing a hidden treasure within. But, before I get too far ahead on this enchantment of mine, some of the backstory is necessary, especially because I never actually sought out to incorporate reclaimed wood—wasted biomass—into my art. It was just something that slowly evolved, over the course of many decades, like a shard of broken glass turning smooth while sitting in sea sand.