Palimpsests such as these exercise the eye, they invite a dynamic reading, a research
which is active and rich with questions.
They are not only to be looked at, they are to be reacted to and deciphered, they
incite the participation of the onlooker, they are to be penetrated like an ancient
landscape. In accordance with ones fantasies, one finds reasons to dream, to discover
and to touch - for these works are both visual and tactile. Traces of the artist's
hand working the wood can be found everywhere, giving rise to shapes, signs and contours.
The observer's hand wanders also, drawn to the wood grain and left wanting to lightly
graze it, to touch, to feel, to gauge with his palm with a better understanding of
this universe, to gather these images and tactile sensations, to harvest sensorial
The palimpsest induces a sensual contemplation and therefore is a concrete creation
- or rather a transfigured figurative: it leaves room for conjecture, interpretation
Palimpsest : Tree & GPS data
And the observer, roaming from one palimpsest to the other, adds his own dreams to
those of the artist...