Illustrations & Cie

"Chance brought me face to face with it, a forgotten statue in the Place Saint-Jean.Like a vanishing ghost, it compelled me to rewrite its history.I examined locations...people, books."
As I turned the corner of a Brussels square, a statue caught my attention and my curiosity. Who was it ?As my research progressed, I discovered the story of Gabrielle Petit, heroine of the Great War. Her glorified destiny and her personal story led me to understand how a myth is created. The work of cross-checking information and investigations at the scenes of her life have made this project a reading in layers. The technique of overlaying drawings on tracing paper corresponds to this reflection.

An animation was realized from this comic strip :