I’m not giving the translation…click on the picture to read them more clearly…
It had a lovely time taking these photos this week. Hope you enjoyed them!
My dad offered me my first pocket knife when I was about 10 years old. And I thought it was one of the most amazing gift I had ever had. Sadly, that knife got lost, but I regrouped my favorite ones here.
The brown one I use for everything! The blade is very used but it makes it even more handier. You can read «made in western germany» on it which makes it kind of interesting historically. The red one looks a bit like the one my dad gave me. I love the little saw on these. Very powerfull. The tiny one was my mothers. I found it in a box of old things that belonged to her. Finally, the pink one I bought because it was pink and beautiful…
I love lockets. I am obsessed with them. A lot of my art revolves around them (see some examples here and here). These four have a particular meaning for me. The little blue egg is from St-Petersbourg, Russia. It’s the first one I bought. The little book I got in Santa-Barbara, California, on a great trip I did with my boyfriend. The gold one is the one I have been wearing regularly for a couple of years now. I have a special affection for it. Maybe because I was wearing it while I was recording my first album. Finally, the heart-shaped one countains the eye of my boyfriend (inspired by the 18th century tradition of lover’s eye lockets…), and the dog’s head represents St-Christopher, patron saint of travellers. He is often represented like that in the orthodox church. I always carry it with me when I travel.
I keep those. And love that they are imperfect and found a home (click on the picture to see them properly).
I found the red block in the street. The colour die is probably related to some game. I just liked it and got it in a toy store. The «Now» die is part of a sentence scrabble game from the 70s I found at the thrift store and so is the wood block with the unidentified structure (seriously, can someone tell me what the hell that thing is?). I love wood and I often work using random choices and chance in my creative projects.
Here are from bottom to top, the first violin I owned, my first ukulele (beautiful sparkly pink), my mother’s mandolin and the kala uke I play now.
Letters play a big role in my art. I’ve always been quite fascinated by typography and lettering in general. The letter M being the first of my name is one of my favorite. It’s shaped like a little house or tent you could stay in…very cosy. I often say I am not writing, I am drawing my voice…
The pink M was featured on the cover of my first record, the small silver charm I have been wearing around my neck every day for about 4 years. The other ones I have used in different art projects.