Muriel Despiau lives and works in the south of France. Her background has an initiatory dimension and all her work is permeated by a spiritual breath. It is not surprising that her favorite subject is water, in which she sees the most precious treasure on earth and an inexhaustible source of creativity.
Her work is also militant: “To protect and honour this resource means to rediscover our link with what is essential, and it is certainly the strongest act of love that we can offer to our lives, to our environment and to future generations.” It is therefore a question of sublimating the matter to express its message of peace through its beauty.
Muriel Despiau’s work is an alchemy between a natural base (plant, animal or mineral), water in the form of drops or bubbles, and light which she uses as a transmitter to capture and convey vibrations, which she wishes to be healthy and dream-bearing.
What is striking in Muriel Despiau’s photographs is the extreme purity and serenity of her pictures. It should be noted that the compositions and colours are not the result of post-production work, but rather the sharing of her dazzled vision of the alchemical encounter described above.