Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monsieur Porte Bonheur at Roq's 'Infusion' group show

Above you see a detail of one of my latest works, called 'Monsieur Porte Bonheur'. 

The title means ‘Mister Good Luck‘ in French. The work is a compliment to Hieronymus Bosch’s piece ‘The Wayfarer‘, mixed with a theme from a french Victorian postcard. The postcard, one from my own collection of vintage cards, displays an enumeration of French good luck charms. For example, the number 13 represents longevity, the pig means prosperity, the hands with ‘horn’ gesture stand for fortune, 'paix' (fish) symbolizes peace, 'argent' (magnet) is a symbol for money, etc.

My Mister Good Luck is a peddler that can not be trusted. He’s more of a huntsman, out to catch good luck in order to sell it.

More snapshots below, click on the images to zoom in. For more information please visit the Roq la Rue website.