Le sable pour sortilège

« Travailler le sable , c’est sculpter à l’envers, c’est “ressouder” les grains entre eux , et modeler la pierre. Ce n’est pas creuser, mais construire un nouveau volume, dans toute sa fragilité. » Ainsi Oona gwelloc’h évoque t’elle son plaisir à minutieusement, doucement, bouleverser la nature. Sans jamais, bien sûr, lui manquer de respect.

Le sable, donc: L’artiste le colore, pigments en poudre minérale, ou végétale, qui soudain font corps et âme avec les grains, alliance chaude, mate, d’une inégalable profondeur, plongée ensorcelante d’une nature vers une autre, comme une évocation des cycles de transformation, après la Vie , la mort, et de nouveau la vie.

Entre peinture et sculpture, ensuite, il s’agit de travailler la matière en fines couches successives, mille feuilles instinctivement composé, au fil d’un geste inlassablement répété, mouvement méditatif grâce auquel atteindre une dimension inédite, de l’infiniment petit -le grain- à l’infiniment grand - le cosmos- de l’hier au toujours, de la réalité à l’intemporel.

Empreints de thèmes symboliques ou mythologiques, Les « sablés » d’ Oona gwelloc’h racontent tous une histoire d’outre-monde, fossiles d’art qui disent l’au-delà. Un au-delà serein, d’emblée inscrit dans l’éternité.

Friday, September 6, 2013

From darkness to light , or the art of communication ..

Well , here comes the time of communication ! Few friends recently rang me about my poor way to communicate and get my work out there !

You see,  I have more inspirations, ideas that I can make because I need tools and material to work , to do so many other projects . I work full time in my studio , but I must say I'm not really making a living ! Of course, I was ready for a hard ride when I stopped my daily job. Being born in an artists family , I know what a struggling artist life is !! However the worse is not the absence of money for my personal life , I know how to get by , I have little needs. What hurts the most is the restriction that I now feel in my art . If I could make a bit ore of money, I could create much more.

I had heard recently in couple of occasions , that I should get a "real job" , my feelings about that are twisted ! I want to scream out load that it is my reality , my work is ! My dream life is what I struggle into, why should I kill the dream I'm living!?? Even if it hurts sometimes , which kind of life doesn't hurt at all !?

I once earned what "they" call " a good living wage " , was I more happy than now !? I wasn't , I had a poor sense of freedom , barely no time for myself, no much time to spend the money I had, and when spending I was doing it poorly ! so in rush to GET stuff , or run away from it all buying plane tickets to go further , far from my own life! I did that for 15 years almost , then one day I fell from it all , and literally as metaphorically ! .... I now own nothing , but I feel more free than I was then . I'm now living my life on my ancestors land , I do not have to run anywhere anymore !

I found a kind of peace doing what I do, even in the struggle there is a space for peace in finding the time to reflect , think of what your needs truly are , make what you need yourself as much as possible . I like that better that buying stuff, I make things for me , that have a valuable function or that I find just beautiful to my eyes and soul ! 

Until now , I did not feel the need to share all these aspects of my life with the kind souls that follow my work here , or through the magical world of internet. Friends pointed out to me , that it is very difficult for people to understand an object if they don't know about the way it is made and by whom.  In a way I can relate to this idea , it is why I'm willing to say more about me and the way I work , and maybe even share a bit of my universe with some of you that might be interested.

Please bear with me the process , and be kind in your judgements of what you see , I'll try to do it in a kind way , and for the benefit of all living things involved .

May the road be bright , as I'm aware of the darkness and value It greatly !
May there be peace.

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