In the last 35 years biodiversity has declined by more than a quarter due to population growth and our consumption. Overexploitation is currently unsustainable and habitat destruction is causing decrease in species. Adding to the complexity of this problem is climate change.
This is a fact and it is also a fact that this current situation in one for which one species – ours – appears to be responsible.
Performed by feminine figures, POISON illustrates with a series of images the journey of my mind entering and exiting some of the themes, which represent this concern. In solitary whereabouts these women find themselves inside scenes of accomplished destruction and corruption or candidly define the inevitable consequence.
Addressing environmental issues in their diversity is not an easy task, taken the scale of the topic. One might take for granted the global awareness regarding the destruction of biodiversity as a consequence of human activities, yet, in our daily lives, we all have to face situations that leave us powerless, or which we choose to ignore. This very feeling of helplessness is the starting point of my series “Poison”, born from my need to give a form to the questionings we all have to deal with, day after day.
For my previous series, I used feminine figures to embody emotions linked to maternity and femininity. I quite naturally kept the same process for my new work dedicated to the problem of environment destruction. Of course, because I’m a woman, and I can identify directly to these figures, but also because women, as they give life, offer a more striking contrast with the destruction scenes I depict in my pictures. With these very precise compositions, complex enough to raise different ideas, I allow different interpretations. This involvement of the viewer is essential to me, as it initiates a personal reflexion, making way to a deeper questioning of our behavior towards the emergency of environmental issues.