“Children love holidays. Children love presents.
I remember an aunt who collected the ribbons of presents we got during the Christmas’Eve.
The day she passed away, we founded thousands of ribbons in her bedroom.
I have kept all ribbons I could find since then.
Here is my drawing… a bird flying and carrying a multicolored ribbon. A ribbon from my childhood”.
Folon was a Belgian painter, sculptor and illustrator, whose work has a soft and effortless flow, bringing forth a gentle wisdom that gives the viewer feelings of hope and peace. You can discover Folon’s works of art in the White Penitents’ Chapel in Saint-Paul-de-Vence and in the Museum in La Hupe in the outskirt of Brussels in Belgium where his Foundation is set.
The artist had a close collaboration with Saint-Paul-de-Vence quaint village of Provence for over thirty years. The White Penitents’ Chapel was Folon’s last design project before his death in 2005 in Monaco. It’s also the last chapel in the South of France to be decorated by an artist. Stained glass designs, sculptures, and fascination with light, are all keys to understanding his world and his conception of art.