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.
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.
These photos were conceived from a strange gift from a friend. He left me a number of cans of paint.
For quite some time I wondered what I may do with those, and it occurred to me, and this became my Christmas time project.
I have often looked at photos of flowers done in the studio by many professionals. That was not enough.
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.
Fabrice Poussin is the advisor for The Chimes, the 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.
These are incredible photos. Wow.
So much here that is quietly stunning, creating imagery that seems to have come deep from the seas or other galaxies. Also, I hope you experienced pure bliss in the act of the work.
Thanks for the comment, Stephen. I also loved how Fabrice transformed these objects, giving them a unique, other-worldly personality.