"Marzelle considers himself a worker - and a creator as well ! Unlike a craftsman, he does not reproduce already existing forms or styles. Merleau-Ponty said of Cézanne: "Cézanne's difficulties are those of the first word." The same could be said of Marzelle, as of any authentic artist.
To be sure, an artist has means at his disposal : his experience, his technique. But when he stands before a blank canvas he loses these means - before recovering them again. Each picture, and especially each portrait, is a new adventure."