Can you tell us more about your concrete experience of the lockdown ?
Surprisingly, I live it quite well. I take advantage of the time I don't usually have. I don't have a green thumb, here I started to plant cacti, banana trees, flowers and even aromatic herbs, but there... few results for the moment LOL.
I live in Saline and the calm is more than pleasant, you can hear nature reclaiming its rights!
Loneliness is not my thing too much. I love being surrounded by my children and grandchildren, my friends, I miss them all a lot. The reunion will be great!
What is your personal state of mind ?
"Uncertainty" is the name I would give to this virus, for health but also for work. We will have to be patient, very patient. As an artist, this year will probably be very difficult when you have to pay a rent.
Does the lockdown experience have an impact on your art ?
New ideas are sprouting in the back of my mind, but I have to finish my current orders first. I installed my workshop in my living room, which allows me to continue. Normally, between the shop and the workshop, I never have time for new creations so this will be the time to do it, I can't wait.
Do you practice your art during the lockdown ? if yes, can you tell us about your new pieces ?
I had a special request, an acrylic wood painting that has the shape of the island. It is in progress. It changes !
- Emmanuel Leprince