Après la Pluie

Martine Rastello

Visual poetry          Artist's books

I am a visual and book artist. Though I live in the South of France I love the grays of Northern countries, their unpredictable weather, the misty, rainy landscapes of Scotland, and especially the ever changing sea and skies of the Hebrides.
In my work I focus on intimate things, on what is barely visible, on transparency. I pay attention to insignificant weeds and twigs in my garden to bring out their delicate beauty.  I try to capture the impalpable imprint of time, the elusive and the ineffable in nature such as the wind rippling through the meadow grass, or the fine drizzle that falls on the Isle of Iona where I often take refuge.
Though trained as a printmaker, I like to play with all sorts of media,  on paper mostly, but also on wood or sometimes on clay.  Fully aware of the world’s environmental problems I also use recycled materials, happy to give them a second life.

Martine Rastello