For me, fabrics are both a palette and a sensual, tactile and malleable material, they are my mode of expression, my vocabulary, I'm a storyteller, my work is figurative, narrative.

My expression is closely linked to what I feel, think, live and know. From girlhood to womanhood, I'm on the "feminine" side, and what's more, I've given birth to 3 daughters.

My approach consists in representing what is visible: portraits and bodies of the ideal or idealized woman, but also of the ordinary-looking woman; it also consists in tackling what is not visible: her questions, her joys, her sorrows, her doubts, her struggles, her revolts, her place in relation to men and in society. All these elements appear in the staging of the characters and help create the story. The materials and techniques I use then serve this story.

I like to use textiles that have a history, a memory; I dye or bleach them, print them and above all manipulate, abuse and transform them. I perforate them, knot them, pull threads to modify the weft, they are both the object and the subject of the work. Their past life and the realization in which they participate are closely linked. I like the idea of links and transmission.

French self-taught textile artist living in Brittany (FR), Attinger starts to create wall-hangings in the late 1980s, while working as a part time teacher in biology and bioethics.
Art Education : - Evening classes in graphic expression (Atelier M. Brunet, Pontivy ) and Sculpture (Beaux-Arts School, Lorient ) (1989-1992)
                           - Bobbin lacemaking (1992-1995)
                           - Basket weaving (2010-2018).
Teaching : « Creativity and Self Expression in Textile », Le Multisocial, Lorient (FR) (1998-2003).
Juror and/or curator experiences:
                         - "Plurality of Voices", SAQA Europe&ME (2021)
                         - "Made in Europe”, SAQA Europe & ME  (2017)
                         -“Forest for Ever",  European Patchwork Meating, Ste Marie aux Mines (France) & Deutsch-Afghanische Initiative , Fribourg en Brisgau (Deutsch) (2014)
                         - “Le Multisocial Quilt Exhibition”, Lorient (France) (1996-1998)

 Attinger is a SAQA Juried Artist Member and is  affiliated with the French Guild

His work has been published and awarded, and can be found in French and international public and private collections, including the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln (USA) and the Husqvarna Viking Company (SWE).