Cher soleil, chère terre,

Cher soleil, chère terre,

While working on a former project I started to collect colored soil and to experiment with it. With ‘Cher soleil, chère terre,’ I try to get a bit closer to soil and consider their diversity, complexity and fragility.

For my work I collected colored soil, elutriated it, dried it, grinded it into pigment and processed it with linseed oil varnish into a glaze. Alongside the manufacture of the glaze, I created images of the soil during the various stages of processing. Finally, I coated the prints with the paint and thus, so to speak, images of soil with itself.

pigment prints on Moab Entrada Rag Natural, varnished, 48 x 40 cm