Les Ateliers des Artistes
Studios are places where Artists create their work which is influenced not only by the Artists' skills, instincts and culture but also by the energy of the setting. Light, sound and ambience are all instrumental in shaping the Artists' emotions.
I believe that during the process of creating art there is a mutual energy exchange between the Artists and the Studios. When the Artists leave, their energy stays embedded in each element and the surroundings thus the Studios become the safe keeper of the creativity suspended in time.
In this photography series I attempt to capture the Spirit of the Studios' and the emotions perceived when entering the space in the Artists’ absence or presence. The purpose of the Studios’ own essence ought to be a sanctuary where creative minds express their visions.
Diderot writings were kept at Chateau Orquevaux for a long period of time. Perhaps the Spirit of Diderot’s work continues to permeate the grounds and instill within the visiting Artists his vision:
“In the creative process, the Artists tap into an objective natural energy and vitality that is intrinsic to nature, it is a spirit that resides within…”
Artist Residency at Chateau Orquevaux September 3rd-17th2018