The Sea/The Sea

The Sea/The Sea — 2017.

Gouache and printed text on Canson paper 224 g/m².
150 × 100 cm (59 × 39 in) each.

Solo exhibition Travelers and Strangers,
Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, 2017.

Drawing, left (The Sea): Summer 2015. A French-Spanish family sails for a week from Athens, Greece, to Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, via Kos Island (green line). They paid 3 500 € for this wonderful week at sea.

Drawing, right (The Sea): Summer 2015. One night, along with forty other refugees, a Syrian family departs on a dinghy from Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, to Kos Island, Greece, hoping to find refuge in Europe (red line). They paid 3 500 € for this dangerous night at sea.

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea/The Sea

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea
A French-Spanish family sails
for a week between Athens (top left)
and the Turkish coast (bottom).

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea
Detail.
The family navigates between several islands
before arriving on the Turkish coast.

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea
Detail.
The family comments on how sailing
provides a great sense of freedom.

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea
A Syrian family spends a night on a dinghy
between the Turkish coast (bottom)
and Kos Island (top).

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea
Detail.
Without any guide, the dinghy's passengers
get quickly and dangerously lost.

Lucile Bertrand - The Sea/The Sea

The Sea
Detail.
The family comments on their fear to die.