Empreinte is a collection of paper suspensions on which various natural subjects are printed. Inspired by the Japanese printing technique of the Gyatoku, used by the fisherman to archive and pay tribute to their catches. Fishes are carefully cleaned, prepared, and supported before being inked. Then the paper is slowly and delicately pressed on the fish to create a very precise textured image. I have always been fascinated by fossil, skeletons and the traces left when life is gone. I am seeing this print collection as a tool to archive life around us. Imagining each object as a sample of a landscape coming from a specific location gathering animals, plants, flowers, shells, stones, barks.... This process of archiving by printing directly by hands on the original subjects allows a tactile and authentic connection that is unique to each of the printed elements.