After I received my Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from Strasbourg University I decided to travel to the other side of the world and visit Australia. This drawing is of my friend with a local farmer sitting around the fire in the bush on our very first night in Australia. I remember feeling very overwhelmed and rather intimidated that day. But our host was generous and reassuring and he introduced us to some of his neighbors – real salt of the earth hard-working people. Of course they couldn’t help sniggering a bit at us ‘animal lover girls’ grilling only vegetables on the fire.
That day we had seen blue tongue lizards and wallabies in the wild. It was the first day of an amazing adventure that ended up taking me places I never thought I could go.