Creation process

Art, emotional vector of expressed or unconscious questions, is the sensitive expression of sentiment of the world. Philosophy is a questioning of the living, the being, the causes and values. When art examines the meaning of life and referring existential questions, it becomes Visual philosophy.

The art and philosophy encounter is intimate. Its inner expression, unique, instinctive, beyond the narrowing and driving words, open new and necessary spaces for whom receives it. Emotions, free from the mind, convey enlarged understanding of the self, in the other, from the other, of our responsibilities and the symbolic value of what run into us and teaches us.

The visual philosophy concept, is enunciated to open new fields of understanding and expression of the world exploration and meaning. It is a specific way to return and receive the world.

Art is, here, understood broadly: visual arts, poetry, gastronomy, music, dance etc.. Emotions, vibrations are generated out of educational purpose, they have their own ways beyond their authors. When crossed, in the in the context of dialogs, collaborations, joint researches, those various medias increase the experimentation and knowledge fields.

Along my way, I have grabbed branches, feathers, pebbles, I have threaded beads, embroidered names, retained pictures, sought for meaning. Gathering the all, 6 matrix trees arose. They tell the path of the human, his destiny, its confrontation to the society, his exile, his return to memory, the freedom he gains from it and his divine part.

In the following stories, those matrix nourish and structure my quest. Looking deep into the ground for roots, or soaring up toward the sky, my branches grow and feed themselves to build meaning to be shared.

My work, artistic expression, is about representing emotionally existential notions. Put together, those notions create stories and questioning. This questioning is broaden by the confrontation with other creators.

In this website, I offer you to confront randomly some notions I have explored to create your own process or story and to allow yourself to be drift away by what will arise in yourself.



Creative genesis

What is art for?
What is art for?
Séparateur pictogrammes
Amour radio thorax perles 4 - research in progress
Amour radio thorax perles 2 - research in progress
Amour radio thorax perles 3 - research in progress
Amour scintigraphie 23 - research in progress
Amour scintigraphie 20 - research in progress
Amour scintigraphie 17 - research in progress
Amour papier brode crochet 1 - research in progress
Amour papier brode crochet 2 - research in progress
Amour papier brode crochet 3 - research in progress
Amour papier brode crochet 1- research in progress - detail
Martin Buber : The way of man
Martin Buber : Le chemin de l'homme
Séparateur pictogrammes

(Beginning with oneself)   To begin with, I must recognize that any conflict between myelf and the other are only expressions of the conflicts in my own soul. Then I must seek to overcome these inner conflicts to emerge as a transformed person, at peace with myself, so that I may be able to establish new and transformed relationships with my fellows humans.(...) What is essential here is to begin with oneself. In that instant, I should have no other concern for the world, only for that beginning.(...) This transformation of myself is the fulcrum from where, like Archimedes, I can move the world. If, instead, I were to establish two Archimedean fulcrums, one here in my soul and the other in the soul of my adversary, then my enabling vantage point would vanish.

(Not to be preoccupied with oneself) To begin with oneself, yes, but not to end with oneself. To advance from the self but not to be self-advancing. To be self-aware but not preoccupied with oneself.

Le nid
Nid sculpture paille brulée, plumes et cheveux
Nid sculpture paille brulée, plumes et cheveux - détail
Fils bleus stylo 1 - détail
Fils rouges stylo 3
Fils de pensée 3 commentaire deutéronome 22-6
Fils de pensée 3 - commentaire deutéronome 22-6 - détail
Fils rouges stylo 5 - détail
Fils rouges et bleu stylo 1 - détail
Nid encre 1
Nid encre 2
Tronc pyrogravés 3
Tronc pyrogravés et nids d'encre 4 - détail
Tronc pyrogravés et nids d'encre 7
Tronc pyrogravés et nids d'encre 2 - détail
Description de nid stylo bleu 1
Tronc pyrogravés 2
Hetre Passsage du temps
Hetre Ezechiel 30-20
Hetre Deuteronome 22-6
Hetre Deuteronome 22-6 Psaumes 9-13 et proverbes 27
Hidrangea sur neige

Deutéronome 22, 6-7 Si tu rencontres en ton chemin un nid d'oiseaux sur quelque arbre ou à terre, de jeunes oiseaux ou des œufs sur lesquels soit posée la mère, tu ne prendras pas la mère avec sa couvée: 7 tu es tenu de laisser envoler la mère, sauf à t'emparer des petits; de la sorte, tu seras heureux et tu verras se prolonger tes jours.

כִּי יִקָּרֵא קַן-צִפּוֹר לְפָנֶיךָ בַּדֶּרֶךְ בְּכָל-עֵץ אוֹ עַל-הָאָרֶץ, אֶפְרֹחִים אוֹ בֵיצִים, וְהָאֵם רֹבֶצֶת עַל-הָאֶפְרֹחִים, אוֹ עַל-הַבֵּיצִים--לֹא-תִקַּח הָאֵם, עַל-הַבָּנִים. שַׁלֵּחַ תְּשַׁלַּח אֶת-הָאֵם, וְאֶת-הַבָּנִים תִּקַּח-לָךְ, לְמַעַן יִיטַב לָךְ, וְהַאֲרַכְתָּ יָמִים.



Isabelle Roy – Artist
Chambre des fantasmes
La Matrice
La Matrice
La Matrice
La Matrice

My first encounter with the work of Isabelle Roy, was at the Red House. A large part mirrors referred that the image of him who was facing but invited to watch small stools, voyeur, inside the box, through eyecups which left more guess, imagine what to see, the scene unfolding inside. The second time was in the hospital Saint Anne in the Singer Museum, where two by two, visitors could observe an open cocoon in an overheated room. A strange and dreamlike scene took me to places never explored in me, freeing spaces for creativity and possibilities. This is why I share the work of this artist with you.

More about Isabelle Roy

Art Brut
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Marion Woodman : Conscious Feminity
Marion Woodman : Conscious Feminity
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Commenting on a mandala whose center was left empty, Jung said that its center was the new era, the era which we have now entered. We are the observing center of the mandala which now revolves within human consciousness as consciousness expands to encompass the globe. The globe is a mandala whose center is us, whose center is the consciousness we bring to it. Our consciousness in the perceiver that can change the perceived.
The us who will one day live in the center of that mandala will be both masculine and feminine, united in a partnership of equals. That union transcends without denying gender; gender is the differentiated manifestation of the oneness that transcend it. To call the us at the center « androgynous », with its primitive associations, is inadequate to what we as conscious beings and world citizens are becoming. Perhaps a better understanding lies in the concept of human identity coming into consciousness through recognition of what is foreign to us, not as alien, but as the instrument of recognition. The feminine is the instrument of recognition of the masculine, as the masculine is the instrument of recognition of the feminine. The one is present in the other as the instrument of consciousness itself.

Daily life as inspiration

Nests, burrows and other shelters 2 | the weight of words - 23 October 2017

I drew out the silence.

I was not running out of subject to share with you, as my "L’Absence en nos pas" contribution to the Tunisian Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennial. But I save it for another time.

I went, I believe, into the ark, like in meditation/gestation. I have been the dove, Noah reinstated in the ark, after she failed finding the land he had sent her look for. (Genesis 8-9).

In Hebrew Teva means ark as well as word. In the  Baal Chem Tov comments of the Deluge, quoted by par Marc-Alain Ouaknin in Tsimtsoum, men and women had perverted  the use of language. The loss of its plural dimension engendered the violence of a frozen language, like stagnant water rots. God decided to flood the earth, and to engender a new humanity.  Noah was tasked with the making of a ship , with defined sizes, creating a word/ark in which to penetrate to get back to its genuine dimensions and profundity.

The ark, built in the shape of nests, was the repository of all the sorts of animality, including the bird's (Tsipor) who symbolically repairs the corrupt speech. The bird as a metaphor for language-real relationship, introduces in the world's matter a word that drives to it life and sets it in motion.

Thus the dove was sent to scout to discover a land announcing the receding waters. It is likely that, like her, I found neither how nor where to set the words, and I came back in the ark/word

As the lands of my next projects are in sight, as the cocoon/nest Teva is about to leave Meyrin to its new destiny, I take flight to you to invite you to visit it one last time in the Alpin Botanical Garden. Sunday October 29th will the exhibition Nests, Burrows and other Shelters finishing will take place from 11:30 until 13:30. A guided tour will be offer at 12:30 and the publication edited by the Fond D’Art Contemporain for this occasion will be presented at 12:30.




Teva au Jardin Botanique Alpin de la ville de Meyrin

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nid de Teva au Jardin Botanique Alpin de la ville de Meyrin

Maquette de Teva

Installation de Teva

photo @laurent_Barlier

annonce finissage - FMAC

Nests, Burrows and other shelters 1 |Invitation - 16 June 2017

Openning June 21st from 18:30 to 20:30
Jardin Botanique Alpin , chemin du jardin Alpin7, 1217 Meyrin Switzerland. (MAP)
Tram 14+18 & bus 57 ▪ stop Jardin-Alpin-Vivarium Tram 18 ▪ stop Bois-du-Lan)

We will be Wednesday June 21st, in a small botanical garden that one could wrongly believe there isn’t much to it. It is an enclosed garden by high and low roads, by car noises, by external sights. Sights vanishing towards remote destinations, from north to south and from south to north, from east to west, taken by the trams or by personal  vehicle, by the disregard to this trees gathered and tastefully and lovingly maintain. It is one of those garden, my childhood memory retains as a vastness to conquer, but that an adulthood visit reduces to the size of the child within me.


Matza | 4| Veiled Charfia - 7 April 2017

In the emergency of the Bardo museum exhibition preparation, April 14th, Tunis, Tunisie,  I send you the images of the Veiled Charfia that will remain in Kerkennah. I will only bring back the images, as I didn't get to meet with the women of the island that the men praise with compliment and cover them with veil.


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