Logo Marie-Claire Raoul
Logo Marie-Claire Raoul


I did not see it right away. I was trying to establish connections between personal memories and photographs through painting and tapestry. I thought then I would find a way to comprehend what it is that an identity is made of.
On February 14th2005, it came to me.
This fuchsia bathing suit had been given to Alix by her father when he returned from one of his trips to the United States. Its underlining, far from putting a stop to my research, took me on a breathtaking journey during which my memory and my imagination got sidetracked, as the embroidered little bee on the bathing suit twists and twirls from one flower to the other.

The following project covers a period of time that spreads from July 1972 to February 2011. Geographically speaking the project extends from St Brévin-Les-Pins (Loire-Atlantique) to Bandung (Indonesia) through Paris (Ile de France), Lardy (Essone), Loperhet (Finistère), Capo di Sandalo (isola San Pietro-Sardaigne), Brest (Finistère), Ogden (Utah) and Salt Lake City (Utah).

Photograph of the american bathing suit itself


Marie-Claire Raoul | Introduction
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