I spent a few days at the Mendès-France middle school in my hometown, Saumur, to paint a mural as well as doing workshops with some of the students. The artwork is located at the entrance of the school, in a covered courtyard where bikes can be parked. It features the cropped portraits of 3 art students: Léa, Jérémy and Tayana, and focuses on their eyes. The portraits are based on photographs by Jef Rabillon. One is looking straight at the audience, the other two are looking away, outside of the ‘frame’ of the mural. They could be looking forward, to their future.
“In Their Eyes” – Zabou – 20x2m – Saumur, France – 2019
Photo credit: Zabou