July 2, 2020

Fabrice Poussin — Painting the Roses Red

Fabrice Poussin — Painting the Roses Red

Editor’s Note: This month’s featured artist is Fabrice Poussin, an FC alum from 2018. In this collection, he presents his photography of spray-painted flowers and other objects. But this is no Alice in Wonderland redux. Find out what inspired Fabrice to take on this artistic project.

I believe the artist must be like the bright-eyed child.

Photography

He must seek beauty (what is beauty in his mind) and translate it into his own expression to inspire awe, bewilderment, joy, sadness, endless emotions to the viewer, reader, or listener. If he cannot find it, he must create it.

Fabrice Poussin


These photos were conceived from a strange gift from a friend. He left me a number of cans of paint.

Fabrice Poussin

Photography

For quite some time I wondered what I may do with those, and it occurred to me, and this became my Christmas time project.

Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin

I have often looked at photos of flowers done in the studio by many professionals. That was not enough.

Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin

I needed to go beyond the standard, beautiful rendition of a flower. Needless to say, I am not done; I will go further into increasing the brightness of the world which perhaps only a child can see.  

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Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin is the advisor for The Chimesthe Shorter University award winning poetry and arts publication. His writing and photography have been published in print, including Kestrel, Symposium, La Pensee Universelle, Paris, The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review, The Fictional Café and other art and literature magazines in the United States and abroad.  

He teaches French and English at Shorter University. This is his second feature on The Fictional Café. You can see his first here.

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