Je suis l’arbre
is the title of a story, or rather an autobiography. That of a happy and peaceful tree, in harmony with the elements. In spite of its roots, it rubs shoulders with the wind and clouds. When suddenly man interferes. And his saw.
reinvests a subject and graphic repertoire from his previous work.
The text, written as a succession of haïkus
, comes with a minimalist
design printed in three very vivid pantone colors, including a bold fluorescent one. This is this economy of means that gives the story its poetic force. Vegetable beauty, translated by a curves drawing, is scratched by the human intervention made up of straight and broken lines.
Pop-ups are designed as small sculptures
. I especially appreciated the almost divine apparition of the "throne-tree" bathed in an ocean of light. But also the very sensitive falling movement of the falling trunk.
A book to contemplate, to meditate, that I enjoy a little more each time, which celebrates the resistance, persistence and rebirth of nature.
Photo : Eric Singelin