Walk at home - Maxence
17 mai 2023
This canvas entitled "By the fire" is the first of my collection. It has a sentimental value, particular. For the little anecdote, I had found it on the flea market which is regularly held on the avenue Voltaire in Paris, a few meters away from the very first Walk In Paris location. So what! (end of the anecdote, I couldn't find a better conclusion). Recently, a very talented friend (Lucas Pastor) painted me a picture that idealizes my absolute dream. He represented me in front of a beautiful cottage in the forest, playing ball with a giant labrador. Something to feed my inspiration even more. Enough to throw me into my wildest dreams to one day make this one come true! When I saw it on display, I was blown away, I see a lot of myself in the animal that is the labrador. And to see them there, both, serene, by the fire. It evoked comfort and calmness in me. I took out my best 10€ bill (something like that) and bought it, telling myself that it would be my little totem that would accompany me in my creative periods, hanging in front of me in all my music studios. I remember staring at it for many minutes when inspiration didn't come at all. Then one day I moved to a larger apartment and upon stumbling upon a few other beautiful embroidered finds, I began to expand the family of these old canvases that now adorn my walls (I'd have to expand the walls now.). The appeased labradors were joined by the puny cat, Johnny Hallyday, a failed sketch of Michel Platini, many old peasants, glittery horses, Jesus Christ, and other wonders from another time. By the way, embroidery canvas was just another activity in the days before League Of Legends. It's not uncommon to come across the same designs several times that I already own at flea markets or on second hand sites. But these two Labradors, I have never seen them again. I like to think that they are unique and only at my side.