MAIRA KOUTSOUDAKIS,

Condé Nast House & Garden - - ICONS -

At 13 months, in 1976, I can’t re­call the myr­iad colours of the Mau­ri­tian wa­ters yet it oc­curs to me that this pal­ette has be­come an ob­ses­sion in my work. Ten days af­ter we re­turned, my fa­ther lost his bat­tle with can­cer and this bit­ter­sweet mo­ment stays with me still.

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