Memory of Beaubourg (2011)
First we were walking by Beaubourg in 2008 and she just fit so perfectly in the cityscape, that I had to take that picâ€Ś
Two years later, I took a closer look at herâ€Ś
I cut off some pieces here and thereâ€Ś
Primed a canvas…with Queso
And we began to drawâ€Ś
Some red to get in the Paris mood..
Some yellow…and Queso passed out..
So we stopped to look at it..
But it just looked like a memory of Elsa to me, and I wanted her to be more present than thatâ€Ś
Kindaâ€™ like this..
So I sketched a quick charcoal drawing on topâ€Ś
…and began to slowly dilute the memory, without erasing it… After all, memories are all we will have in the end…
Then added more color and detailsâ€Ś.
â€Śand tried to remember what she feels to me, when I look at herâ€Ś
And this is how she came out. “Memory of Beaubourg” (2011).