"Art is the way to feel, to love and to interpret the heartbeat of the universe." (Roch Carrier)
ARTWORKS OF THE COLLECTION
THE STORY BEHIND
This collection of abstract paintings was inspired by the french and english romantic poetry of the mid nineteenth century (Alphonse de Lamartine, Charles Baudelaire, Théodore de Banville, Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo, William Wordsworth, John Keats, William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley,…) which particularly appeals to me because of its vibrant tribute to the beauty of nature and to simple things, because of the passionate feelings it conveys, often half?way between hope and despair, and because of the existential issues it raises through the use of metaphors and surrealist images…
This collection is about the sky as I fancy it (I mean, "Heaven") : a divinely beautiful and endless source of wonder and inspiration to me. I love this sky, for it belongs to everyone, yet no one can claim ownership of it ! It is a place without boundaries, perfect, harmonious, inaccessible ; a place between the past and the future, where imagination can flow freely…
I will therefore dedicate my "Celestial Visions" to all those who are still children at heart and still marvel at the beauty of simple things, even though they have reached the autumn of their life. The most beautiful and priceless work of art there ever was is here, all around us ! Take time to marvel at the wonders of our surroundings, and please… be kind to our world !