This work is based on an existing 1933 painting by M. Rakowski. A Polish painter who lived in Brussels. After a trip to his homeland, he made a series of paintings as souvenirs. I’ve bought the original painting (oil on panel) at a flea market in Couvin. For me, this work is a souvenir of the 10 years I’ve lived in Wallonia. The pasty painting was molded and a replica of it cast in bronze that I’ve patinated until the image became visible again.