about this artwork

in extremis  [the suicide series]




should we believe in fate, in destiny ? I believe we should ! july 19, 2018 early in the morning : by pure coincidence I opened the patio door and was drawn to the tiny water basin embedded in it ... to my surprise I saw something moving in it trapped by branches and unable to get out of it. the poor thing was about to drown so I hurried to get it out of the water. an adult hedgehog gasping for air ... I took him inside, dried him as much as I could and kept him in my arms for a couple hours before leaving him on the couch to recover on its own. after six hours I took him back out into the garden ...the idea for this artwork came from this experience


good to know :

unfortunately I haven't seen that hedgehog anymore ... until one day ... he was picking up branches in our lavender shrubs to get ready for the upcoming winter ... ;-)



MESSAGE from THE NEWBIE that I am in the Art World

As a newbie int the art jungle I had to learn quite a painful lesson indeed - four years ago I was contacted by 


telling me that they were quite interested in representing me and my artwork.


As a newbie I have never before heard about so-called VANITY GALLERIES, etc. and believed that - if you wish to exhibit here and there - then one  would have to pay for that. Today I - as well as plenty of other unhappy artists which had put their faith in ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY - have learned that I had been fooled for almost 2 years and that my reputation as an artist must have been dangerously jeopardized because of my ignorance and naiveté, or - as many art critics see it - for wanting to boost my ego.

That has never been my attention at all ... unfortunuately, I didn't know it better at that time.

What had happen however is that not only did ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY  NOT do anything of what they promised and got largely paid for

 but worst of all - they never returned my two artworks in their "care"

# 280   THE TEAR

as well as

# 285   BREAKING FREE - the last journey of huguette

The two artworks that connected me to my late mother-in-law !!!


May this mishap be a warning to other inexperienced artists - never accept invitations from any VANITY GALLERY that are pure scam ...             

 Be careful, watch out, check out before making a decision involving your artwork or your money !!!