YO # 1

My "YO"

With the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the containment situation we are experiencing, I wanted to soothe people's concerns by launching a greeting symbol into the Web's virtual world, a kind of little wink to animate people's day.

I am currently in my studio working on some new creations for my SERIE of WILDLIFE.

As an artist, being confined is part of my life, but being confined by obligation is something else. I have wondered about the consequences of the pandemic and COVID-19, which we all suffer. I thought of those who live this confinement alone, in a tiny apartment, and who have no family or friends to talk to. I also thought of those who, on the contrary, are confined with their families 24 hours a day, as well as to single parents, teenagers who are already going through a period of change and who cannot get close to their friends. For those living with mental health difficulties, who are elderly or who are sick, and especially for those who have lost a loved one. I had a special thought for those who risk their lives to help others, who dedicate themselves to the best they can to ensure a safe social environment and a certain environmental balance.

This pandemic has challenged me like many of you and I wanted to make my contribution by bringing some light in this greyness. I set myself the challenge of creating a SERIES of "YO" (YO is a code that sends a "SALUT" to one or more people) to greet all those affected by the current crisis. This series is shared on my Facebook and I invite people to do the same to greet as many people as possible. I am continuing this process in order to reach even more people during this difficult period.

I invite you to share my YOs. Let's touch one more person together every time we share. To do so, join me on my


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