May this year be creative.
May this year be creative.
Gravityculture is a reference to the movie Gravity married to the word viticulture.
After the chapter of harvest, illustrated last year for the chivalry of the Tastevin, the summer and space inspired me.
During a chapter (banquet), there is a Chair, as in the Parlement, but with people more attentive and festive in the pantry that serves as a Chamber. For this one, I had a feeling…
As the name of the president is kept secret until the night of the dinner, and last year was rich in space news, I immediately thought about coming to the Clos de Vougeot for a “Star” interplanetary, and I was right!
Anyway the idea of photography was the “star” rotates, as it would tonight, around the wines of Burgundy. So the wines were represented as an agglomeration of corks of great vintages where gravitate logs of Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
It was necessary to realize the spaceship and the planet.
The result was much appreciated on this evening, and I had the privilege to shake hands and kiss to not one star, but two! Claudie Haigneré and our chapter president: Thomas Pesquet. (French astronaut)
Unfortunately, the format of the menu did not have to see the details of the suit, because it was well inhabited by the astronaut.
Thomas Pesquet (left)receiving his magnum of Mercurey 1er cru tasteviné .
Tokorozawa is a station in the suburbs of Tokyo.This station was renovated and a shopping centre has been implemented.
A Japanese communication agency asked us to make an illustration to visualize the entire centre through elements Recalling the various shops.
The problem was the scale ratio, who here is problematic. On the other by the festive appearance to highlight and which at that size is difficult to put forward.
Another problem, and not least, came as a result of exchange of ideas and the edits were many and slow. So it was painstaking and fussy.
This picture is a record for us, because there are no less than 300 figurines that evolve in!
The image was layout in all directions and fortunately one of the most beautiful writing in the world.
Years ago, I did a small article about Gary Larson, an Illustrator, particularly bright for his sense of humor and his short stories in one, two or three pictures.
All these years I wanted to honor him and picking up one of his hilarious story below:
I had found a food to make, but in the end it was not as funny as the drawing. So I left the idea aside until we find a simple ellipse to translate this joke.
In the end, an old photo should have put me on the track (more soft will be falling) and so the jumper Kangaroo found a food in line with its nature.
The Ikura is the Japanese name for salmon eggs.
The ikura is a delicacy enjoyed with a good rice, and who is as simple as supremely delicious.
For a long time I had the idea to make a meeting between visitors from space thinking that salmon eggs were their cousins (the transparent sphere of the egg makes me think of a spacesuit to the Tintin’s adventures on moon).
I stumbled on the idea for a long time, because that’s not enough to tell a story that is apt, even if offset and the invention brought by science fiction allows us usually to… do anything.
This is where knowledge of Akiko were precious! She directed me to a brand of canned salmon typically Japanese, very popular: AKEBONO. The tin box is beautiful. So I had the vehicle and the reason for the visit!
The salmon boxes are found in France, and we warmly thank Kumi Shimizu for the purchase and the sending of several boxes.
The title of the image is “Mother Ship”.
Thanks to Clement and Masumi and the TSUBAME (Paris 9th) restaurant for the loan of a magnificent centuries-old Cypress Board that served as a base for the landing of the Akebonospace adventurers.