The ABOS collection was born in March 2020, in the middle of pandemic. Within the four walls of my house, ideas of something from distant origins are born … something untouched.
And it comes out today, in October 2021, and for a year and a half I lived with it, we went through great loves, quarrels, separations, findings and changes.
It has been a long, difficult, deep story and now that the outlines have been defined, it can be brought to light.
This story of distant origins … untouched for thousands of years, thanks to the oceans that surround it. So the Australian aborigines, who have been isolated for a long time, have been able to maintain their own primitive history, culture and way of life. Their pillar of life is spirituality, the belief in Dreamtime: the place and time where everything was created.
Through their ceremonies, songs, dances and drawings, they tell and transmit their myths and origins from generation to generation.
Aboriginal paintings represent the tales of the Dreamtime, the stories and secrets of entire Aboriginal tribes. And in order not to make them understood by the white man or by other tribes, they began to cover their drawings with dots, in order to blur the drawing and make their treasures illegible.
So I did the same, to keep the beauty of this turbulent love story of a year and a half, I put dots along its lines, to be able to share with you the jewels that were born of it, but without revealing our secrets.