“Sometimes the forest has a plant tissue so tight and diversified that it seems false, unreal, the illusion of a setting or the reconstitution of a botanical garden.”
Journal du Rio Negro – Vers le naturalisme intégral, Pierre Restany, 2012
“After the rain” is a set of stoneware vases inspired by tropical forests, their verticality, the ubiquitous humidity. Of different dimensions but always presented in tubular forms, they evoke trunks of trees, stipes of palms or stubble of bamboos.
The treatment of color is done in the manner of watercolor, in transparency, as if they were faded. The shimmer and shine of their surfaces appear watery. The set shows the humidity and persistent wetness of tropical forests.
The vase is a body for the bouquet it welcomes. Together, they constitute a fictional tree. Each vase is a unique piece, hand-crafted by the designer.