Walk at home - Maxence
May the 17th, 2023
This canvas entitled “Au coin du feu” (Beside the fireplace) was the first in my collection. It therefore has a special, sentimental value. For the record, I found it at the flea market which is held regularly on Avenue Voltaire in Paris, a few meters away from the very first Walk In Paris office. Small word ! (end of the anecdote, I couldn't find a better conclusion). Recently, an immensely talented friend (Lucas Pastor) painted me a picture that idealizes my absolute dream. He depicted me in front of a magnificent cottage in the forest, playing ball with a giant labrador. Enough to nourish my inspiration even more. Enough to throw myself into my wildest dreams to one day make this one come true! Seeing it exposed, I was struck by the fact that I find myself very much in the animal that is the labrador. And seeing them there, both of them, serene, by the fire, it evoked comfort and calm for me. I pulled out my most beautiful €10 bill (something like that) and I bought it, telling myself that it would be my little totem that would accompany me in my periods of creation, hanging in front of me in all my music studios. I remember staring at him for many minutes when inspiration didn't come at all. And then one day I moved to a bigger apartment and coming across some other wonderful embroidered finds, I started to expand the family of these old canvases that now adorn my walls (now I should enlarges the walls.). The pacified labradors were joined by the puny cat, Johnny Hallyday, a failed sketch by Michel Platini, many old peasants, spangled horses, Jesus Christ, and other wonders from another time. Besides, embroidery canvases were an activity like any other at the time when League Of Legends did not exist. It is not uncommon to come across the same models several times at flea markets or on second-hand sites. But I never saw those two Labradors again. I like to think that they are unique and only by my side.