I am a French self-taught artist, and these past seventeen 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 soulmate, my sweet Papillon girls, Lucy and Pixie and the spirit of my border collie, Loki. 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.
This is the background of the new oracle card. You don’t see the ghost yet but tomorrow, you will see him. I thought a lot about Walter Moers’ books while painting it. A part of my Soul wanders continuously in Moers’ Zamonia.
I’ve been working for some time on an oracle and so far, I finished 22 cards and decided it was enough to put it online. I intend to work on some more cards which I will add progressively to the online oracle. Perhaps, there’ ll be 64 cards. Or 500! I don’t know yet, it’ll be a surprise. This is not something I mean to print because it’s primarily for my own use. I find drawing cards online more attractive simply because… I just don’t have the necessary space at home to spread 60 cards. Yes… it’s that bad ;-). Now, I just have to find the right randomizing plugin… and of course, write my own interpretation of each card. My oracle is not meant to tell people anything about their future, the message is set in the now (which naturally can have repercussion on your future), it’s mostly introspective and meditative.
Here is the first card:
Air is emptiness and yet it can uproot trees. When the wind shapes clouds into phantasmagorical creatures, air becomes a storyteller. To let your imagination run wild, you need to let yourself go, become adrift, unanchored, free. Follow the extraordinary paths of air, its subtle movements, its atmospheric interweavings. Be its listener, for its language is the otherworldly language of Soul.
This new painting is called… Hygge. I had actually started it one year ago! It was almost finished, there were just the trees on the left hand side to work on, the boat and the water. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Now that I had lots of fun with oil painting, it’s with the greatest delight I’m going back to digital painting (but I’m not giving up on oil, not the least). So, I enjoyed finishing this. It was hyggelig. But I don’t think I’ll be doing something so big again before a while. I will now focus on painting my cut-outs with oils alternating with digital painting (I want to complete my Oracle – there are now 24 cards).