Where does your passion for drawing come from?
I believe it’s closely linked to another passion of mine, that of nature, animals and plants.
As a child I watched documentaries about Nature and dreamed of traveling and classifying animals and plants as a nineteenth-century explorer. So I drew them in intricate forests, immersed in kilometric sequences of leaves joined together. It is funny to remember it now: they make me think of the Japanese emakimono scrolls; those that unfold horizontally.
My relationship with drawing is strange.
I am grateful to have this ability, because drawing kept me afloat in difficult times.
This privileged relationship between me and drawing is perhaps also due to the fact that I am dyslexic and for many years I found it difficult to express myself with words.