Les métamorphoses du cerf. Le cerf empaillé qu'il m'importe de présenter aujourd'hui est entré dans mon travail en 2011 : je l'ai acheté à un taxidermiste bourguignon afin d'en faire la Constellation du cerf, œuvre réalisée pour l'exposition « Rituels » curatée par Gaël Charbau à la Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard. Pendant les beaux jours du printemps, j'ai installé mon cerf dans le jardin, et commencé à le recouvrir de clous de différentes tailles, sur la totalité de sa surface. Les bois ont été la partie la plus difficile à travailler : il fallait les percer afin que les clous soient...

Les Grottes Stellaires Editor's Translation: The Animaux stellaires (Stellar Animals) are part of a series developed since 2008, inspired by the work of an ethnoastronomer at the Lascaux Cave. According to Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez, the main points of the animals painted on the walls of the Salles des Tauraux, match the location of stars in the sky: they form a map of constellations that still today can be found in the sky. In addition, the cave is inclined so that the sun enters and illuminates the paintings during summer solstices. The researcher also concluded that the caves were a shamanic ritual...

My artistic approach towards astronomy takes its roots from a serie of earlier works whose main focus is the projection of the human proportion upon greater natural and physical scales. The desire to observe, understand and control is a prerogative proper of our specie: within my works I try to visualise this human need inevitably clashing against something that is far greater but at the same time that seems close enough for us to challenge it. 
The constant trial and error brought mankind to achieve progress and to push the boundaries of the unknown always further. We always dared to...

'An uncertain map of the known universe made of wax, wood, clay, ropes and various paper' This work consists out of a personal approach to the three-dimensional mapping of the known universe using non-processed/natural materials (wax, paper, wood, chord, clay). It is the product of a four months long collaboration with the artist Ieva Jakusonoka (link: ievajakusonoka.tumblr.com). 
By shaping the whole installation as a cube, the focus is to underline the limits of our knowledge as mankind. A finite shape where memory can't evade from.
The composition of the work's structure offers many layers of visual interpretation as the observer is...

This work consists out of a 24 hours long performance about astronomical observation. Within the four walls of a hotel room, I followed for 24 hours the movement of the star ‘Vega' in the sky with the help of a computerized telescope (telescopes that can be programmed to lock on and follow any celestial body for as long as needed).
Using the telescope as a tool to spot where Vega would be at any given moment i marked the star's path around me in the room with post-its.
Each post-it contained the time of the day/night and the degree of its angle...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.