Original inspiration:Michael Sweerts - Boy with a Hat, 1656
Born in the remote Armorica, Marc Le Rest turns his back in his early age to a promising career within the Holly church and dedicates himself to the Arts and the kingdom of lingerie in Paris. But soon, he deserts the french capitale for New York, where he becomes an acclaimed garden gnomes designer. After a while he abandons his decorative dwarfs to settle down among a bunch of drug dealers in Mexico, from he flies to Bollywood, hoping to break through in indian cinema. In vain. So he withdraws along an Angels Bay and completly gives in his penchant for scabrous old ladies and lilliputian geishas, to whom he devotes three illustrated books. But he has to rush away from his ocean retreat and goes hiding up the Black Mountains where he ends up by taking care of the dead people. And there, stroke by a sudden compulsion, he undertakes to decorate with lace alligators and quantity of others harmless creatures. ?In the same life, Marc Le Rest contributed as a textile designer to the collections of Hermès, Armani, J.P. Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel and Etro in Europe, but also collections of the major home furnishing textile companies in the United States.
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