L’oreille cassée

Tahiti - 2020

L'oreille cassée

L’oreille cassée

Tahiti - 2020

24 x 30 cm signed framed
13 x 18 cm framed
50 x 70 cm signed numbered framed
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History

L’oreille cassée - Tahiti

In Huahine, I often saw this fisherman paddling, in no hurry, on board his va'a. Towards here, towards there, towards the exit of Haapu Bay, towards the reef to set his lines... His dog perched behind him always seemed to me very concentrated and motivated by the navigation.
Set against the backdrop of an immemorial looking forest, they both reminded me of the cover of Tintin (and Snowy) and the Broken Ear!
The forest of the Huahine highlands is not completely original, however. For example, the Falcata, this colossus that offers the eye its elegant silhouette and blossoms everywhere on the island's slopes, was only introduced by political decision in the 1970s. Today, this tree, which asked for nothing from anyone, is classified as an "invasive species" and considered a plague...

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