French-born artist finds inspiration on remote Easter Island


              A tourist takes a picture of a stained glass window, depicting a scene from the Stations of the Cross scene, designed by French-born artist Delphine Poulain, in the Holy Cross Catholic church in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Pascal Boulineau, the husband of French-born artist Delphine Poulain, tends to a campfire outside their home in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Wednesday, Nov, 23, 2022. On one of her trips back to France, Poulain fell back in love with the man who had been her teenage boyfriend. Now they have two children of their own, and the four of them have made a home in Rapa Nui since 2014.( AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues are silhouetted against a sunrise on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              French-born artist Delphine Poulain shades her eyes, sitting outside her home as the sun sets in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. In addition to her artwork, Poulain has seven horses, earning some income by offering horseback riding for tourists. She sometimes sits outside her home, sipping wine, watching as her horses approach for their evening meal. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A bull skull adorns a wall inside the home of French-born artist Delphine Poulain, in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Wednesday, Nov, 23, 2022. When Poulain moved here, her family only had a tent to protect themselves. Now their house is a repository of what the island has given them. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              French-born artist Delphine Poulain holds onto a bottle of carbonated water as it sprays over a dinner table in her home in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Wednesday, Nov, 23, 2022. Poulain’s commitment to integrate with the island is part of her daily life. Her family lives by the beach where, long ago, she dreamt about moving here. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A painting of a Rapa Nui boy hangs next to a boat hatch inside the studio of French-born artist Delphine Poulain, in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Wednesday, Nov, 23, 2022. Poulain, was born in Paris 52 years ago and has been in love with Rapa Nui since she first visited in 1994. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              French-born artist Delphine Poulain attends the burial of a friend at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Poulain never formally studied art. But her parents had books at home and she remembers reading one about the mysteries of the world, where she first learned about Rapa Nui. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A painting by French-born artist Delphine Poulain hangs inside her home in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Poulain work begins with sketches on a blank sheet. Then she takes her images to the canvas with acrylic paint. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              French-born artist Delphine Poulain poses for a portrait inside her home studio in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Poulain says she treasures the freedom and the tranquility provided by the remoteness of the island, home to about 7,700 people. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A wooden statue that portrays the third symbol of the Holy Trinity is not a dove, but rather a manutara -- a bird that was considered sacred during the 19th century by the islanders’ ancestors, sits near the main entrance of the Holy Cross Catholic church in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A stained glass windows depicting a Stations of the Cross scene created by French-born artist Delphine Poulain, hangs in the Holy Cross church, in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Last year, thankful for the blessings that Rapa Nui has bestowed on her, Poulain offered a gift: stained-glass windows representing the 14 Stations of the Cross in the Catholic church, located in the island’s main city. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              French-born artist Delphine Poulain attends the funeral service of a friend at the Holy Cross Catholic church, in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Rapa Nui – the remote Chilean territory in the mid-Pacific – is home to a Catholic church featuring artwork that reflects that islanders’ ancestral culture as well as Christian beliefs. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
French-born artist finds inspiration on remote Easter Island