From solitary trees I moved onto creating imaginary forests, with accumulations of branches and multiple trees, and a variety of bold animals. I wanted to convey the vast diversity of life forms inhabiting our forests. The forests are a metaphor of our mind.
The “Forests” Portfolios
Forests are seen as a metaphor of our mind with various ethereal inhabitants of the forests. In this series I wanted to include these mythical dances I found and revived, from transformation and rebirth.
My name Sylvie in Latin means forest (silva). I have always identified myself with the forest, looking directly at the viewer in a series of timeless self-portraits immersed into the woods. Forest Portraits, Photogravure are made from solar polymer etching plates.