The name Elodie sounds music. Maybe that´s also the way to be from our new member Madamme Jarret. A half french and half swedish illustrator. We like her work because it seems that follow the rhythm of colors and shapes and these main notes she plays them with authenticity. She describe herself as an impatient person. Maybe that´s the reason because her work seems to be a result from a deep spontanity feeling, just fresh, different and surprising. She is Elodie Jarret and this is the interview we make her.
1-Do you have a Pet? Which one? And how does it call?
I have two goldfishes, named Dick and Excalibur and Nono, a water-snail.
2-Color seems to be very important in your work. Do you think there is a french color culture or is more personal?
Yes, I consider colors as really important. And it is not always easy to keep the "right" colors through out the production process…
I might be influenced by the french color culture, but as I'm half swedish, by the nordic color swatches too!
I'm allways impressed by the nature's color swatches and the way they are mixed, by the range of colors on a birch tree for example, or on a bugg, a goldfish, etc…!
3-Which shapes do you love?
As for colors, natural shapes! I'm sensitive to simplicity and facinated by how minimalistic shapes can be very expressive!
4-Do you have any ritual in connection with your creation process?
Well, not really… for my personal projects, I use to think about it during quite a long time before working on it. But once started, it should progress quickly, I'm impatient.
5-Let´s suppose you are in farm and suddenly one pig talk to you. What should it say?
I would first hope that it doesn't know I love "rillettes" (french delicatessen). I guess I would talk first and ask it if it would like to come and have a walk with me. Then I would be pleased if it would expose to me its different points of vue on the human being!
6-Which are your big influence?
It's a difficult question. The nature, everyday-life details, my family, my friends, music, cooking, scientifics radio-sendings, as much as Tomi Ungerer's work, Olle Eksell's productions, and the great Tove Jansson!
7-what is your big passion in life?
Trying to be happy! working on my projects and making cherry marmelade!
Her project Studio Lalo Retsgen also resume the other side of sensibility from Elodie. We love it either.
We say Good bye ! thinking in a french baguette, dreaming with cherry mermalade and hearing Daft Punk "Music Sounds Better With You"
Thank you very much.
Greetings to Dick, Excalibur and Nono