Being born and spending my early childhood in South Vietnam left a lingering impression throughout my entire life. After my family returned to France, my child's mind and heart longed for Vietnam. I felt a profound separation and I always wanted to go back. I did so few years ago... it was familiar and foreign at the same time but also for me, it was a sort of spiritual return.
My "Elemental Gates" series emerged from that journey. Each gate is part collage, part painting. I used some of my photos of temple gates I took near Hanoi and Hue. They are my own interpretation of the four elements: Water, Fire, Earth and Wind.