I am an IBVM, from the tropical Island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. I worked as a tennis coach, also in counselling, but the area of spirituality, as a spiritual directress, is what I have most loved as a ministry, for the last 23 years.
I became aware that I was an artist during my 30-day retreat at the Osterlay Retreat Centre in London, during my novitiate, where there was an art room.
I did final vows in 2010 and my motto in religious life is “Let all be as one”.
Photography is one of my means of exploring different aspects of my vocation where interfaith dialogue and interspirituality becomes very central. In this collection, you will find photos I took in India, Australia, Spain, Mauritius and Morocco; different countries where I have studied, worked, or visited for a holiday.
I have been living in Asilah, Morocco for three years now, and here I have implemented silent and contemplative sessions, with 200 Moroccan women, so far. To allow this interiority I tell stories.
Through my photos I like to create engaging experiences with the viewer/reader of what touch and question me in life. In this vision when I take my camera I prefer to be alone and let the inspiration come from inside. It is a process where I need first to smell the area, feel the vibration and tune myself with all these movements in me.
I agree with the Canadian photographer David Duchemin, when he says: The challenge is how to create the illusion of depth (using colors, light and emotions) which will impact the hearts and minds of others.
12 thoughts on “Clotilde de Maroussem”
Thank you for sharing your work! I found myself immersed in the culture of the art; like a city for the eyes. Peace!
Thank you for sharing your perceptive eye and heart with us! These photos are very sensitive and invite us into the experiences.
These are super photos and so thought provoking. Thank you for sharing them. Many blessings.😊
.Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Many blessings.😊
Being invited into mystery
Ton esprit d’ouverture sur les autres religions est admirable. Tu as tout compris. J’ai particulierenent apprecie la photo de la mosquee au milieu de nulle part
Magnifique cousine ,je decouvre un grand talent en toi
Touching the divine and the divine touching me as I am enjoying the diversity n the multitude of ways in which we humans interact/ communicate , alone or / and together, with the visibly Invisible. Merci Clothilde!
Clotilde, Your thoughtful, colourful and expressive photos are a contemplative and artistic way way of creating and encouraging unity in diversity. Congratulations!
I particularly like the puja pic and that of the Hindu woman. Prayer can take such diverse forms …
Kailyne, Sharon, Liz, Carmen, Marguerite and Anne thanks for your comments. It’s have been a pleasure to share these photos with you.
Sylviane, Jean Marc et Marie Ange merci de vos commentaires et il est bon de voir le parfum des tropiques venant de la vanille et des mangues se mêler à d’autres senteurs !
Venant du contexte très inter religieux de notre pays je vous encourage à aller à la rencontre des autres dans leurs différences. Nous avons tant à apprendre… et à comprendre …pour un mieux vivre Clotilde
Thank you for waking me up to the wonderful cultural expression hidden in your beautiful work!