“Illustrations poétiques et sombres” @Vapeur d’Encres

(French below – Français plus bas) My Alice illustrations are on show for the first time in Lyon (France)! The quirky exhibition space/cabinet of curiosity Vapeur d’Encres will host all 24 of them for two months. You can also grab prints and the book! Feel free to share your pictures with me! For those of…

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Chapter 3 – Looking Glass Insects

‘Well, there’s the Horse-fly,’ Alice began, counting off the names on her fingers. ‘All right,’ said the Gnat: ‘half way up that bush, you’ll see a Rocking-horse-fly, if you look. It’s made entirely of wood, and gets about by swinging itself from branch to branch.’ ‘What does it live on?’ Alice asked, with great curiosity.…

Blue Winged Key – Curiosity #5

(French below – Français plus bas) 1.16.301 Creating this series is like collecting remains of childhood, of beliefs in magic and legends. I’m still obsessed with Fiction, maybe it is time to work on my own…? I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do next in my artist’s journey lately, it’s probably more than…

Banshee – Curiosity #4

(French below – Français plus bas) My lips may be shut but the voices in my head are still screaming. It may seem that I have given in to the silence but in my endless wait my curse still pulses under my skin. Mes lèvres peuvent être closes mais les voix dans ma tête continuent de…

The Golden Snitch – Curiosity #3

(French below – français plus bas) I didn’t want to bother you with this series more than necessary as they are cheap small fun stuff that will look better all together, but as we are the 1st of September and as I’ve never been this close to Hogwarts (Scotland rocks)… Well, let me show you…

Ruca Zombie Asylum

Browsing for ideas on the aesthetics of a cabinets of curiosities, I found an amazing artist’s blog: Ruca Zombie Asylum. She describes herself as a “dead things hunter” and makes fantastic jewellery using bones, jars, medieval and gothic forms… She also creates wonderfully weird images and still life photographs where Death is omnipresent. Her work…

Fluffy – Curiosities #2

(French below – Français plus bas) Second of theses curiosities, a tribute to my favourite series of books of all times: Harry Potter. With Fluffy from the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’, here as a three headed wolf rather than dog, also presenting the Three Ages: childhood with the puppy skull on the left, adulthood with the middle…

Curiosities and other odd things.

(French below – Français plus bas) As I already said, I am a former art historian. I specialised in the history of collecting, which includes the collection of oddities and more particularly these cabinets of curiosities, most of them showing a bric a brac of exotic animals taxidermy, fossils, pictures and engravings, and in more…