Stimulaques - "Objects to pet"

Objects to pet

“Throughout her quest, the link asserts itself and imposes lacquer as a means of communication. The Stimulaques are created in pairs. One invents a shape, shapes the object to be manipulated and caressed according to his desire. Then Martine extends the relation by the lacquer which definitively distinguishes the object. “

Françoise Seince – director of the Ateliers de Paris

They are born in the interstices of the fingers and the hand exposing an invisible space …

This space is unique. The lacquer then gives a strangely intimate skin to the object … layers lacquer  like the strata of time-existence. It is the fragile link of time to infinity: invisible space, without beginning or end, without limits and indefinable of Japanese Ma         a.

In Japan, “Ma” is “in between”, like a medium between nothing and everything, between nothingness and the existing … it is this notion of space, in-between, of interstice, that I like to contain the stimulaques. It is at the very heart of the creative process.

Lacquer is there to mark the passing of time and is inscribed on woods, it’s the link, the interstice of memory.