Photographs by Anne De Gelas.
Le Caillou Bleu,
96 pp., color and black & white illustrations, 8x11½".
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Anne De Gelas lost her lover, the father of her son, to a brain stroke in 2010. He fell beside them on a beach at the North Sea. The violence of his death placed De Gelas before a large void, a silence that echoed in her head only equal to the brightness of the blue sky that no planes crossed because of the ashes of a volcano in anger - her anger. To face the loss, De Gelas plunged herself into work begun more than a decade earlier. She continued writing a personal diary, one which now focused on comprehending and relating her suffering. Yet the diary also came to be a narrative of that surplus energy that suddenly burst within her, a lens through which to view the shock and grief.