The patterns formed by light and shadow in and on buildings fascinates me. The less ornamentation, the better. With just a touch of sunlight here and there, walls, windows, corners, and staircases transmute into an abstract and minimalist composition.
Gemstones, minerals and fossils are the results of Earth’s geologic processes. For example, onyx is a kind of quartz with beautiful parallel banding and is found in a variety of colors.
The Xyno scarf is an ode to colorful banding and derives its name from the word onyx spelled backwards.
Wandering around glacial cirques and moody mountain lakes, climbing steep granite rocks, roaming the plateaux and woods, exploring the gently-sloped hillsides teeming with life and wonderfully tasty mirabelle plums and myrtilles (blueberries in French)…