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Josephine Dionisotti Presents… The Words And Art Of Sculptor Martine Wehrel

Swiss-born artist Josephine Dionisotti — whose work can be seen here — lives in Monaco, where she frequently exhibits her colorful and captivating pieces.

Here Josephine interviews her friend and fellow Saint-Paul de Vence collective artist, sculptor Martine Wehrel.

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Josephine Dionisotti Presents The Words And Art Of Sculptor Martine Wehrel

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Name: Martine Wehrel
Date of Interview: 2/14/15
Birthplace: Luneville, France
Current town: Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Occupation: Sculptor

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JD: What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?

MW: I met a street artist and we are going work together on a huge sculpture of Napoleon I.

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JD: What’s your favorite movie?

MW: The Hunger by Tony Scott.

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JD: What’s the biggest risk you took in life?

MW: I quit everything for a new life.

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JD: If you could go back in time and do one thing over, what would that be?

MW: To see the Louvre for the first time.

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JD: What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

MW: My childhood.

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JD: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?

MW: Enjoy your life.

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JD: Who’s your favorite celebrity? And why?

MW: The first Napoleon because of my new project about him.

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JD: What’s your strangest phobia or superstition?

MW: Losing the taste of happiness.

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JD: Last, but not least, is there anything you want to pitch, promote or discuss?

MW: The rapport between art and sexuality.

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JD: Oh, and a bonus curve question or two (Answer as many or as a few as you like ). .

When and why did you become an artist?

MW: I wanted to BE an artist the first day I walked in the Louvre.

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JD: What is your favorite medium (oil, watercolor, wax)?

MW: My favorite medium is the earth.

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JD: What should people look for when buying a piece of art?

MW: They need to feel emotion and see quality in the piece.

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JD: What artists have served as your inspirations? And why?

MW: The artist who inspires me the most is Watteau from France.

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JD: What advice would you give anyone looking to become an artist?

MW: We cannot BECOME an artist we have to BE the artist.

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Images Courtesy of Martine Wehrel