Yes, it is an important part of my work. I have developed different types of vases and sculptural objects using metal and glass which are not for holding water to keep plants alive, but simply for the water itself, as vessels to observe the water, the wind, the light and evaporation. A simple layer of water struck by light and air can serve as a tool for for observing the world around us, as a way of capturing and offering us a way to see a place. This series of work was called les capteurs. A little bit of water is enough to develop something very beautiful, very alive. A few flowers too. And these two go very well together…
Blaire Dessent is an American in Paris working as a cultural writer, copywriter and translator with a specialization in the cultural and lifestyle industries including contemporary art, design, fashion and beauty. She is also special projects manager for American design at Triode, a leading design showroom located in the 6th arrondissement in Paris.
Good grief. Putin did a silly thing in public some time ago, spontaneously giving a little kid a belly raspberry, and suddenly he’s a pedophile. One of my neighbors is a single dad raising a 4-year old son, and a good father, who is both disciplined and affectionate. I’ve seen him do this when play / roughhousing with his highly energetic kid, of sweeping him up and giving the boy a belly raspberry to make him giggle, and they had a hilarious time rolling around on the floor laughing their heads off. Maybe I should call the authorities on my neighbor.