Cécile Coiffard was born in Paris in 1963, and lives in Berlin since the early 1990s. Painting since a very young age, she focuses on the tactile and organic. Sand is one of the most versatile mediums she ever experimented with, stating: “It has been inspirational and has exceeded all my expectations through its playful texture, grain, volume and color. Sand is disarming by its simplicity and its roughness but also by the poetry and the symbols it contains. All the sand I use for my work has been collected during my different trips around he world or by enthusiastic supporters.”
Coiffard’s presented “Sandglasses” are made out of lava sand from the Azores Archipelago.