Dear Shaded Viewers,
Stephane Margolis grew up in the horticultural region of Hyeres in the South of France amidst exotic flowers and tropical trees. Nature in the region has inspired plant lovers and artists since the 1850 so it is no surprise that his art veered in the direction of plants, flowers, minerals and ceramics. His work is half-way between vegatation, animal and voodoo dolls and live and dried plants. He studied the Japanese floral art of Ikebana which gave him the sense of the sacred which merged with his attraction to the art of surrealism. His art lets us know that if we want nature to survive than we must be aware that if we do not take steps to change the way we treat her, she will die. His work pays silent witness to a planet devastated by humanity. Please click the videos and let him speak for himself.