This series was born from a rereading of Jacques Lacarriére’s “Greek Summer”. This book had already led me to make several trips to Greece a few years ago without keeping strong images of it. The sun, the sea, contemplation (it is already a lot) were enough to fill our days. We went from island to island with Sylvie, at random encounters and our desires.
In 2005, during the summer, I reread this book as well as a collection of poetry fragments written in the Cyclades 600 years before our era. In September, we left again for Athens and took the first boat from Piraeus which took us to the first of the three islands of our stay, Serifos (the two others being Sifnos and Milos). I had brought a brush and a jar of paint (biodegradable) in order to inscribe fragments of ancient poetry in the landscape, to visually link ancient and contemporary Greece and to give back to the Cyclades what they had inspired.