Surface

Surface

Touching the movement of water : freeze, capture, collect the swirls of water surface in order to place our finger on it.

« Watching it, we believe we are able to touch it. To touch it, really ? How to touch it ? We’re just touching the inside eventually. We think we can materially touch it. To feel it. But it only flees. It escapes from our grip, through our fingers, evades the pores of our skin. We never reach the surface, we sink instantly.
We can not stroke the water. »


I watched the water’s surface. And I tried to feel its swing, touching its back and forth, just stroking the top of its lapping. I bumped into something impossible. I mean, the water’s movement is so subtle, is it really possible to touch ? No. This is how was born this desire to capture its surface. Finally, I realized that the only way to touch the surface, this is when the water leaves its mark. Its trace in the sand has always impressed me. The water leaves its mark in the sand on Mars, on the stone… Can I transcribe its surface ? How to provide this opportunity to put fingers on a movement?

Work realized during a workshop with Anne BULLIOT (ceramist) at IEAC (European Institut of Ceramic Arts) at Guebwiller (France).

Spring 2016 - tiles
10x10x8mm
White sandstone and enamels


Chantepleure

Chantepleure

Carreaux d'eau

Modèle aquatique

Inde

Surface

Submersion

Flaque

Nature Facture

Dérive

Fontaine

Essaimer

Hématome

Surtout

Ancrée

Immersion

J'eau

Débordement

Empoignée

Archéologie

À bord perdu

Guéridon haut

Guéridon haut