Living in the heart of the forest, I create Vegetal Arts with vegetals around me. I am very inspired by japonese art, especially the wabi sabi way of seing the natural beauty.
Every day, I nurture presence, listening and observance of the nature.
The Vegetal Arts are done in 2 steps ...
First the printing of the vegetal (based on the tataki zome technic) on fabric
Second the dyeing of the fabric with vegetals.
Printing is intense and requires strenght and concentration.
Vegetal dyeing is a process much more soft, related to the sun in summer and the fire in winter. It is a very earnest approach because color is always different, it is a constant learning.
I have a natural approach during all the process of the creation. I use few electricity and the principal material is natural with vegetals, second hand fabric and pretty soon, home made wood.
The Arts are purified and talk about beauty and simplicity of the nature.
Julie is an artist who live in the middle of the forest. The way to the artistic life was sudden. Indeed, her body led her in that way, to the art inspired by nature.
Walking in nature
Dip into the digital world
Be sensitive to the living
Her Vegetal Arts are printed with naturality, purity and minimalism. Julie is very inspired by the esthetic and japonese art, especially by the interior art of wabi sabi.
The Vegetal world and its beauty, the sensitivity of Julie are interconnected to offer to the world, the essence of nature throught the Vegetal Arts.
ART, it was not my way at the beginning. And not the vegetal
And finally, the soil was prepared during childhood.
I remember, I am 12 years old, our scientific teacher ask us to create an herbarium. It is a first revelation for me to put names on plants I see almost everyday. Salsapareilla became known.
Two years later, in art lessons, we have to create an art on fabric. It's one of the most wonderfull studying memory. I was inspired by a chinese landscape, drawn in a book of my mum I love so much. I drew the landscape and sticked on it local vegetal such as mimosa and bamboo.
I am 22 years old and I study in a business school. I am dreaming of living in London and working in a bank. One year later, after several business's experiences, I came back to finish my degree in Grenoble. I discover surrounding montains for the first time.
What a moment, nature is opening the way. I discover its beauty and its universe that strikes me when I was a kid.
And then, I walk. I work in a bank in Paris and then in Montpellier in the family company. I live to dust off, prepare the soil to live in the forest. And then, one day, I say yes with heart open: yes. With my husband and ou 2 kids, we are going lo live on the forest. After a year in ecological renovation, we enter our home, our vegetal cocoon. That's here, that something impressive happens.
My body talks, inside, very deeply. I am afraid, but 3 months later, I choose to listen to him. I understand that I have to create and I experiment so many things to find my own art. All this is support by yoga that helps me to listen to my body.
On my ancestral fabric, dyed with love and presence, I print the vegetal and its essence, to make them go throught time, to stay in memories and to testify of their beauty.
Vegetal Arts came alive.
I live this way, by following the season circle, with everyday a presence and love for life deeper and deeper. Because forest made me feel alive.