The Heroine’s Journey of Alicia Lasne

What is the best thing I like about my job?
To throw oneself into chaos to find a light, colors, to form something coherent.

What is my idea of ​​perfect happiness?
A house on the edge of a forest near a lake

What is my greatest fear?
I do not have any. I always say that what happens, must happen. Life is a fight of every day.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
My silences

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Jenny Saville for her extraordinary work of the body, and the pulpit. Kiki Smith for his poetry on death. Javier Perez, I went to one of his exhibitions once, I was moved.

What is my greatest extravagance?
Go to the cinema

On what occasion would I lie?
On the future of our species

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
No. It’s a profession that I chose and the negative sides, I do not see them.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
When I’ll could look back and say, that’s exactly what I wanted to leave as a message. And or ? Here and nowhere

If I could, what would I change about myself?
I have a slight tendency to agoraphobia. I hate the crowd, get away from home too far. The unknown places terrify me.

What is my greatest achievement in work?
Create emotion

Where would I most like to live?
In the middle of an Icelandic fjord.

What is my most treasured possession?
My freedom. It’s also a fragile thing where you have to fight to keep it.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
The window of my studio and the bedroom. They both have views of the forest.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
A good restaurant … “L’os à moelle” in Elbeuf close to my home

What books influenced my life and how?
“The blue grass” of an anonymous author. The story is a diary of a 15-year-old teenager who is slowly falling into drugs. I was the same age as the narrator when I read it, with the same complexities and the same worries about the future.
Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of Her Own” is a big kick in the ass, as a woman.
“Silk” by Alessandro Baricco. This book is a jewel!
And many others…

Who are my favorite writers?
All authors of the Victorian era … Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Anne Bront, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Elizabeth Braddon …

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Max Richter !

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Cheshire Cat, in Alice in Wonderland. There is a sweet madness in him

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
All the children I met with very complicated family situations.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis

What role plays art in my life and work?
Art is the ultimate breath, without it, I’ll could not breathe. I have a visceral need to create. Art helps me to be me, to accept who I am.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?
I do not know. I rather have a lonely job in reality. I let fate take care of all that.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?
Kiki Smith. This woman is dazzling.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?
I have in mind some sculptures that would be a continuity of my paintings, but I let all of that mature in me for the moment.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
On my Facebook profile at Alicia Lasne

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
A tattoo … No, I’m kidding, I’ll say … A reality.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? 
Claire Barré is an exciting author.

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

botticelli-primaveraThe Heroine’s Journey Membership

Become a friend of The Heroine’s Journey for Euro 60 for One Year.

When we are on our heroine’s journey we sometimes believe we are alone. A lot of our creative work as writer, artist, musician, designer is done alone. Sometimes we meet people we have a creative connection with.  It seems to happen rather mysteriously: we talk of somewhat randomly ‘clicking’ with people. Trying to plan for it sounds like cheating. But in a busy world, the desire to socialise authentically, with interesting, passionate, like-minded people, deserves to be addressed directly.

That’s why we created The Heroine’s Journey Friends. Membership gives you access to a year-long series of regular conversation drinks in a city in your country, each one anchored around a big idea we’ll discuss over drinks and food. Every month, in a central venue in Rome, Florence, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Berlin, München, Sevilla, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, Brussel, Melbourne or Antwerp, we come together with other members of the diverse and bright community of the The Heroine’s Journey. At each event, you’ll be offered a conversation menu and systematically (and entertainingly) introduced to everyone else in the room. If you enjoy our work, you will find kindred spirits. The evenings are guaranteed to be stimulating and reassuring – as well as prompts to genuine connection and insight.

The Programme Includes

  • Access to the cycle of regular Friends’ conversation drinks in central Rome, Florence, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga,  Berlin, München, Sevilla, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, Brussel, Melbourne or Antwerp venues, plus a free ticket to the first event.
  • Subsequent Friends’ events cost as little as Euro 30 per ticket.
  • The right to invite each year 25 of your creative friends to tell their story on the Heroine’s Journey website as free publicity.
  • 10% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey products and Special Events.
  • 10% commission for every friend of you who buys a The Heroine’s Journey product
  • Access to future international Friends Conversation Drinks in any new cities
  • The right to update your story on The Heroine’s Journey website 2 times each year with new performances, gallery events, etcera.
  • The right to upgrade your story on The Heroine’s Journey website with pictures of  professional photographers and up to five pages of text on the questionaire.

The programme lasts for 12 months, after which you will be asked if you’d like to renew your subscription. If you like you can buy a friends membership for someone else.

The price of The Heroine’s Journey membership is Euro 60  

To buy The Heroine’s Journey Friends membership contact Peter at and he lets you know what to do.

Friends’ Events topics

Over the course of the year, our conversation evenings cover the following topics:

May:  Testdrive your Dreamjob
June:  The Power of your Story
July:   Make Money Doing What You Love
August: What is your Story?
September: The Financial Freedom to Create

October: They Lived Happily Ever After
November: The Creative Tragedy
December: Passion Never Retires
January: Self Promotion for Heroines
February: Taboos & Myths of the Creative Life
March: Time Management for Creatives
April: Storytelling for Heroines

[the themes recur, so you can join at any time and enjoy the cycle of 12]


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