"Glass is a societal reflection. It's use as a material represents a metaphor for life and highlights the fragility and strength of human existence. The aesthetics of glass magnifies this allegory. Through it, I invite the viewer to enter a world of metaphors and illusions. This approach allows me to create works involving the beauty of the ordinary that reflects life, time, place and the role of oneself. I try to arouse the curiosity of the viewer, to help them in finding their own questioning, and to reflect on their own existence".
Image: Kintsugi #6 by Aurélia Bizouard
“The ancient art of felting is a medium that will keep me busy for the rest of my life. I paint with fibers, draping, sculpting, and massaging the wool, falling in love every time with one of nature's renewable gifts.
Connecting with local wool farmers to source my medium has deepened my practice. I am instinctively drawn to this material like I am drawn to all the patterns and textures found in nature. I am inspired by wood grain, leaves, rock shapes, mineral striations, rippling water."
Image: Rockie Wool No. 2, by Chantal Cardinal
“In my practice, I use two dominant materials, plaster and light, to create various textures and different feels.
My current series, Time Lines, consists of monochrome panels. Fragmented patterns, the repetition of architectonic lines, the creation of contrasts between surfaces and intervals give a hypnotic/kinetic effect. Light gives its changing character to the artwork presenting variations that shift with the viewer’s position."
Image: Time Lines #33, Catherine Tableau