Interview with
Myriam de Lafforest

1.How did you grew up?

I grew up within a family history of painters, writer’s and Photographers, which instilled an understanding of art and its importance in life, this was later applied also to my interest in drawing and studies of the piano and Flute at the conservatory.

At an early age of 10, I discovered sculpture through the grand masters Rodin and Camille Claudel, something that impressed me deeply. I began at this point to contemplate the life of Camille and her works and realize that within her works comprised many secrets about the woman. This important observation and connection between art, sculpture and psychology remained a strong part of my work and development as an artist.

After finishing my thesis in Psychology I arrived in Spain where my life again brought me together with art in the form of Sculpure, through the meeting of Salvador Manosa a renowned Catalan sculptor who later became my master with whom I was properly trained in working techniques over a number of years.His desire was to pass on his knowledge to a unique and talented student. 

Today I don’t only exhibits my sculptures throughout Europe but also works as an art Theropist for children, teenagers and adults in difficulty, bringing together my knowledge of art, sculpture and psychology. I currently work from my studio, which is situated in the heart of the Catalan countryside.

2. What are your inspiration and artistic steps?

I work without preconceived ideas, no living models, no photo, I join the thought of K.Jung “When I do not know I let my hands tell me”. I like the artistic process to a mirror, in which an inner reality is suggested. I have a great knowledge of human physiognomy which allows me a creative freedom drawn from my imagination; research aims at perfect harmony between movement, the suggested emotion and the expression of the face.We can today classify my many works into three artistic stages:
The first (2002/2016) is a set of human figures that explore the emotional world.
The second (2016/2023) is a search expressing the Lightness of Being when human detaches itself from its bonds to let itself be carried away in a confident action. The artist represents this humanistic research by a series of circles in which a single point of attachment allows bronze to be the apparently lightest material. His movements express with grace and agility the spiritual quest of the artist…between Earth and Heaven, anchoring and detachment.The third stage ( 2022/2023) touches the human in collectivity, the artist works from a general form to extract characters connected to each other by the same theme. The composition of the work writes the characters between them, each mating with another to form a group united towards a humanistic meaning.
3. If you were at the airport facing the departure board, where would you like to go?


4. Where can we have a chance to meet you?

In the mountain, on a lost track

5. What was the price of the first artwork you sold?

500 euros

6. What are the flaws you prefer in others? And in yourself?

Impatience for others !  for me I am always late!

7. An ideal food menu?

Salad avocadoes gambas and recula.  Beer or coffre with Pan con tomate!

8. Who is your mentor?


9. Your favorite clothes?

My salopette de travail!

10. A cause you feel strongly about?


11. An advice or a sentence that struck you?

“Fais de ta vie une oeuvre d’art” avec tout le processus créatif que cela implique.

12. A habit or an obsession?

Frown / froncer les sourcils.

13. A movie, a book or music you love?

Movie: “The Danish Girl” by Tom Hooper

Book: “La Vie Devant Soi” by Romain Gary

Music: David Gilmour Hight

14. A regret? A dream?

I have no regrets. My dream is to go on evolving in my life.

16. What did you study?

1990/1996 Université de psychologie, Rennes (France), DESS de psychologie.

2000 Formation à la sculpture sous la tutelle du sculpteur catalan Salvador Mañosa, en Espagne.
Professeur d’arts plastiques en école primaire.Barcelone.

2004/2006 Professeur d’arts plastiques en école primaire.Barcelone.
Art thérapie. Création d’un atelier d’aide psychologique utilisant comme moyen d’expression la sculpture. Barcelone. 

2010/2011 Professeur d’arts plastiques au lycée Bel Air Barcelone.Formation à la sculpture sous la tutelle du sculpteur catalan Salvador Mañosa, en Espagne.