More than a passion, painting is a necessity for French artist, Anne Pivot-Iafrate. Anne uses different medium techniques such as collage or image transfer, associated with a succession of layers of paint applied with a knife and then rubbed or scraped. Working the material this way, she wants to achieve an effect of "passing time". Pivot exchanged her paintbrushes for knives in order to work with her thick malleable acrylic paint and gold leafing. She utilizes the combination of collage, prints, etching, and layers of glaze to create a warm and colorful atmosphere.