October 5 – December 30, 2017
I started shifting away from painting towards cut-outs approximately one year before the birth of my daughter, Mina. Since then, I have cut images out of hundreds of maps, focusing mainly on French Michelin maps which I have collected and purchased at numerous flea markets and antique shops throughout France, as well as on ebay.
The body of work that I have decided to show in this exhibit is broad and consists of cut-outs on various themes. All of the pieces presented are created from old French Michelin maps (ranging roughly from 1920 to 1970). I have cut images into these maps and layered them behind sheets of glass to create texture. It is important for me to leave major roads, rivers and highways apparent as well as the names of villages, towns and cities which are often integrated into the image that I seek to create.
The cut-outs which I have decided to display here can be roughly divided into three main themes, portraits, sports and animals. This show is the first time that I am showing my work since I moved from Paris to Washington D.C. in August, 2016. I see it as my transition into American life.