Safety Match

“This project stems from the desire to transpose onto the skin what originally was a drawing born as such and tells a piece of the artist’s history. A project without references: ‘How beautiful is that drawing you have hanging on the kitchen wall! Can I have it as a tattoo?’

When I drew this subject, I didn’t know the matchbox in English was called a ‘safety match.’ I wanted to create an illustration representing self-containment, isolation… and it became a visual metaphor that instead evokes self-love, knowing how to be at peace with oneself, and above all, being the ‘match,’ the perfect match, of oneself.”