A brand new original drawing from French Artist Delphine Lebourgeois, whose work throughout 2016 has been to reflect upon the recent events in France which sees the Artist working from anger through to a more positive viewpoint.
Delphine says of her work and of her reaction to events as
'I started the “Heroes and Villains” collection after the Bataclan attacks in Paris back in November 2015. During the following year, I worked on a number of large original drawings tackling the difficult issue of war, with a child at the heart of each image and the question of society's and adults role towards that child.
Some of these images were dark but they were essential and truthful to what I tried to convey. The drawings showed what I wanted to denounce. Gradually, I moved towards more positive grounds and concentrated on the antidote: “Protection”, a theme that has long been running in my work (The Inner Child, Iroquoise etc...).
This binary rhythm of danger/protection, war/peace, battle/comfort is the essence of what “pushes” me into drawing. A necessary heartbeat.
The images that are released this month are all about empowerment of children... real children but also that part of innocence and freedom we all need to hold on to
There will be more Super girls and Super boys coming out this year, all adorned by adventure, irreverence, cheekiness, and courage!'
Image size 100 x 70 cm
Pen, inks and watercolour on Artistico Fabriano paper