The Heroine’s Journey of Stéphanie Sautenet Ssoloeil

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

freedom & invention

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

find places that the man hasn’t yet fucked and to enjoy in silence this beauty

What is my greatest fear?

I do not have too much! Perhaps my own violence, the monster in me ?!!

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

my lack of attachment to the real

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Cécile Reims, for the delicacy, intensity and depth of line and shades

Stéphane Blanquet, conversely, for exubérance and daring

What is my greatest extravagance?

listen to my answering machine without a phone or chat with a stone or invisible !

On what occasion would I lie?

when I have visions or feelings that can hurt

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

the slowness with which I advance in my creation

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I’m kind of happy and I’m usually pretty good at home !

If I could, what would I change about myself?

my sex, sometimes !

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I think I have never realized anything great !

I’m more interested in describing what is great, strong or moving about the little things in life.

Where would I most like to live?

in an even more isolated with the forest and the river right on my doorstep

What is my most treasured possession?

my soul !

What is my most marked characteristic?

loneliness, it surprises !

I believe that according to social conventions, it’s not trend !

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I don’t live in town but in a very small village !

There’s an island that I love, on the river close at home and in winter, I have a nest of moss in the forest !

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

in my jungle amid flowers and insects and winter near the wood stove

What books influenced my life and how?

Nathalie Sarraute & R.M. Rilke, teenager for listening the interiority

Antonin Artaud, a little later, for the echo in the feelings

Fred Deux & Kubin, for their crossing of the drawing

Sandra Ingerman, more recently, for shamanic clarifications

Who are my favorite writers?

Right now, I’m exchanging SF with a friend ! I’m reading and rereading K. Dick !

I loved “Strange Relations” from P.J. Farmer. I just discovered “The Wound” of Nathalie Henneberg and “Alice Automate” of Jeff Noon !

I live the books on symbols, legends or mythology that of Jacques Brosse, on trees, Eliade…

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

“the St John Passion” of J.S. Bach in a muscular version !

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

ancient gods or demons revisited and hybridized by my subconscious and cyberchamanism !

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

I live little in reality ! But I like the wise like Maria Sabina, Hildegarde de Bingen,… !

I also admire the supermen, like Goethe, who excels in everything…

and the resistant, for example Malala, to quote a young woman !

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

“Wings of Desire”, Wim Wenders

What role plays art in my life and work?

I only live by that or thanks to that !!

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

It’s an elephant but it’s a little secret !

Whom would I like to work with in 2018/2019?

I work with “spiritual guides” (dead friends, allied spirits or personal divinities). I have a new strange project guided by this connection…

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018/2019?

So many people, I’m very curious about everything that is bustling especially in graphic art !

What project, in 2018/2019, am I looking forward to work on?

I’m always boiling ! I have an exhibition planned at Béatrice Soulié.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018/2019?

You can see my job there :

in October at the Outsider Art Fair, Paris

Galerie Béatrice Soulié, Paris

Galerie Dettinger-Mayer, Lyon

To see me, it’s more complicated !

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

It’s the flame that drives us until the body is exhausted !

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

a few fairies : Pétra Werlé, Christelle Lenci, Charlotte Waligora and Béatrice Soulié who knows how to find them !

How can you contact me?

as the phone doesn’t go very well at home, it’s better by mail !

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