Trees are everywhere. We believe we know trees, but try to draw one and you will quickly figure out that it's a challenge. An illusion of knowing is a belief that we understand objects while our real level of knowing is superficial. In fact, a tree is a complex object. Light and shadows form a supplementary difficulty: visual patterns that I compare to the skin of a venomous lizard. 


From June to September 2020, I am in Toksovo and Loo villages, two points of Russian north and south separated by 2,300 km, studying trees in charcoal drawings. Once achieved, I cut and paste edges from the Skieshapes series to glitch the images, adding my reflections on time, space and simulated reality.