This drawing is part of a series entitled Barques, inspired by a poem by Victor Hugo taken from “Contemplations”, “L’archipel de la manche”: “Other huts have been barques; an overturned boat hull, perched on piles and crossbeams, makes a roof”. A nave, the hold at the top is a church; the vault at the bottom is a ship; the vessel of prayer, turned upside down, tames the sea“.

In this series, the water gushing from the inside of the boat represents and materialises the soul. Drifting, the boat seems to be guided by the water, following its own path and taking people on a spiritual and poetic journey.

Cécile Carrière

Born in 1983 in Narbonne, France