Calques / Layers, ongoing project
Baking papers from Sunspace cafe kitchen.
From left to right : date and banana cake, vanilla syrup, beetroot and chocolate cake, buckwheat patty, oats cookies, roasted pumpkins, pecan tart, curry mix and bread.
My grandmother Jacqueline used to live in Marseille, in Southern France. During the war, she fled her native Alsace with her family to settle in this city. A recurring story was that after eating one egg and one tomato as a lunch, she bathed in the Mediterranean sea. She loved to swim the sidestroke and see the coast scrolling under her eyes. «I was good there». In 2012, I went to Marseille for the first time as a resident artist for My Provence festival. I didn't plan anything : no project, no sketches and no idea of what I would have liked to photograph. I just walked around the city.
This project is not about Marseille itself but more about finding my images in this particular place, which is synonym of freedom for me.