My subjects in photography tend toward landscapes, atmospheric surroundings and the microcosmic world of our forests, documenting moments as they appear before my eyes. I often contemplate my surroundings and in my most recent work, focusing mainly on the landscapes of Acadia, my intention is to invite viewers to explore their own perspective, both on the works exhibited as well as humans’ relationship with the environment.
My sculpted pieces arise from musing and experimentation. I sometimes combine both found objects and ones I have created based on my interpretation of parts of nature I observe in the field. For instance micro details of a leaf or the wing of a dragonfly becomes translated into fused glass or forged metal or carved piece of wood. I integrate textures of metal, an omnipresent material throughout the industrialized world, wood, which is soft and workable, and glass whose translucence I use as a way of conveying intimacy and introspection. I often include repetitive elements as a way of protecting vulnerable subjects. I employ empty spaces as a reminder of the existence of flexibility and openness.
4 Œuvres de la Série “Déracines” / 4 pieces from “Unroot”
2019-2020, Glass, metal and wood