Welcome

me1Welcome to the gallery of my Inner World.

The Inner World is the Soul bordering on a larger Soul which is commonly called the Anima Mundi, the Otherworld. My creativity is a tribute to the eyes that blink in the heart of every smallest thing, the flowing dreams whose pulse tries to reach to us in our most meditative state. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past fifteen years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British companion and my border collie, Loki.

My paintings, I guess, are atmospheric fairy tales. I start each of them with only the feel of the atmosphere I want to reproduce to lead me. Throughout the painting process, there is a deep interaction ongoing with the unconscious and each painting requires deep concentration in order to remain open to any suggestion coming from the unconscious. When creativity flows, there is no blank, only the urgency to catch all these shimmering treasures which are a gift from the deeper Self.

Faerie Worlds are by far my favourite muse. I can never paint enough all the mysteries they contain. Where Nature blends with Soul, there cannot be rigidity and photographic precision, only movement and a glimpse of a rainbow. It is known that faeries can only be seen from the corner of one’s eye, and so it is with my paintings, somehow incomplete, leaving space for the imagination…

Kundry Land, February 2013

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My Digital Art

In the Woods

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I’m sticking to my old camera now, it’s also much lighter. I’m probably losing some definition but I can live with that. I took Lucy to a proper wilderness today, just at the beginning of a hiking trail. I sank in the snow till my knees but mademoiselle just walked like a cloud, a feather on the snow. She also ate her first sheep shit, not so elegant. But I was lucky, she didn’t realise that it’s also fun to roll in it. Yet.
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My altar tonight. A little celebration to officially welcome this wonderful soul in our lives:
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Selkie

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I’m totally charmed by the animation movie, Song of the Sea. I’ve watched it three times within the last week. The music by Bruno Coulais is also wonderful (like most of his soundtracks). I was not so enthusiastic about the anime look of the characters, but in the end, it works. And of course, I’m most enthralled by the Celtic background and the Selkie legend. Clarissa Pinkola Estes who wrote the famous Women Who Run with the Wolves relates the Selkie skin (her seal form) to the care of the Soul. This speaks to me immensely, since my art is totally devoted to it. If you haven’t watched this soulful animation movie, I can only highly recommend it.
And here is possibly my favourite image from the movie:
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I have started a mosaic of images, a sort of mandala. The whole thing will be about Loki, my dear dog who passed away in February. I think of him everyday. One of the pictures which will be part of the mosaic is more or less finished:
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It’s the first time I deliberately represent myself. I’m still forever more his “fairy” godmother. In the mountain, I also represented the Giantess of Lofoten, the spirit guardian of this archipelago.
Lucy, our little papillon girl is now 10 weeks, her fur is growing a bit and she shivers less outside. She sleeps with her little head on my neck. She is so clever. She wants to go to bed at 10pm and demands to be entertained at 7am every morning. She got her first Kong yesterday, I rubbed a bit of peanut butter inside the rim and it kept her busy for a loooong time.
Here comes the little cutie:
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Cute Bitey Whirlwind

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Lucy has been living with us for two weeks now. She’s doing well. She has 14 toys and gets two walks of 15 mn each daily. The walks are rather short but I’ve read here and there you shouldn’t exceed this amount when they’re young, because of the strain on their muscles. But she gets plenty of play and attention at home. She got a few nicknames, Khaleesi Mother of Dragons, Bitey Whirlwind, and Toddler on Speed.
Unfortunately the coat we received for her was too big, we’re waiting for another one. Meanwhile, it’s Easter weather…
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I had this tile I worked on a long while ago and I was not sure what to make of it, until I thought I could – well – use it… as a tile. It’s going to end up as wall decor. Or I will glue it on a piece of furniture. I love Cernunnos (the central figure), it’s my own reinterpretation of the Gunderstrup cauldron:
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It will be fired and painted with oils. Looking forward to it!