Inspired by those of Marguerite Duras, my kitchen & my workshop have become experimental laboratories. What I get from the kitchen is a love of colour.
From the confusion of spices and pigments. From analogy between curry and the soil of Haute Provence. My current project retrieves and recycles fruit
and vegetable peelings, bones, shells, sand, roots, bark and gives them new life through the process of collage...
Although I do not have a dedicated art studio, I have a desk together with storage facilities for art materials and finished artwork. However, I
am really an alfresco artist, and my ‘studioʼ is wherever I happen to be, and with whatever materials I have with me ...
, singer, chorus leader
It’s no secret : a song’s lyrics are often difficult to comprehend. I always encourage myself to make them approachable. It’s always preferable to
start early at the school. I followed the training of a part-time drop-in musician to the school, parallel to my career as a vocalist...
Joseph Fragoméni (alias Mazarin)
Born in Calabria (southern Italy) in 1937… He entered at 10 years old, into training as a seamster and, at 20 years of age, left his homeland to face
the Parisian paving stones. He worked from 1960 to 1970 as a cutter & model maker in a leased factory. In 1966, he created the line “loan of the body”...
, coffee roasters
Florence Guillot began her working life as an employee but then had the idea of setting up her own business doing
something she knew about from her parents in Châtellerault: coffee roasting. With their support, she decided to set up
in business in the Médoc where this activity did not exist...
, ayurvedic cooking
I was born in Mauritius, and my parents are of Indian origin. Some years later, I spent two years in India to deepen my knowledge of Ayurveda which is a
science which has existed for some 5000 years and has been transmitted orally from generation to generation...
I started painting icons twenty years ago thanks to meeting an orthodox monk. Before that I was painting on wood, decorating painted furniture, but
I was aware of lacking a spiritual dimension. Meeting this orthodox monk when he was giving a lecture on icons was a decisive moment.I started painting
icons twenty years ago thanks to meeting an orthodox monk...
, bakery products
I had been a mother for eight years and had had enough of industrial food products. So two years ago I started to bake my own cakes. My daughter anyway
no longer wanted industrially baked cakes. So at the end of two years, I decided to work not just anywhere like everyone else...