My paintings are usually reflections of things happening around me. I create an imaginary world with characters and animals. For materializing my thoughts, I mix childhood memories with elements coming from my surroundings (members of my family, animals, plants, …). I have created « Waiting for better times » for the ONBOARDS Biennale 2021 exhibition. It represents young people, this so-called forgotten generation, in today’s health crisis. They are overcome by a feeling of loneliness, abandonment and are waiting for better times. Why put animals in my paintings? Because they are a part of me, it has to do with my childhood. When I was 5 years old, I used to listen very often to the story of the Little Prince told by Gérard Philippe. There was a passage that caught my attention, that of the fox who suggests to the Little Prince to tame him, to create links. Three years later, we found a baby jackdaw bird that we fed and tamed. The magic of the Little Prince was becoming reality. Still today I talk to the animals that I meet when I go for a walk.