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December 19, 2017

Megalodon tooth ...

I have many objects in my studio that make me travel into the heart of imaginary worlds.  This dinosaur tooth is one of them, simply by looking at it, by holding it. This fragment of prehistoric shark inspires images and stories.

November 17, 2017

My Ali Baba cave ...

My sculpture studio in the basement is my Ali Baba cave.  

Here's one of my organization bins for brass, stones, glass, copper, jewelry, lamps and a whole lot more that I find here and there for assembly work.  Even parts of my old toaster are in there.  With the right material, magic can happen!

September 22, 2017

Exhibition opening ...

"Célébration - Ktonukot"
from September 21st to November 10th, 2017

at the Edmundston Art Centre

September 6, 2017

Exhibition opening ...

"Of the Earth and the Ethereal"

August 31st to September 31, 2017
Exhibition opening August 31st from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Gallery on Queen, Fredericton, NB

August 30, 2017

Gifts ...

Very often, I receive peculiar gifts for the creation of some of my sculptures, like this moose antler given to me by my neighbor who found it on the forest floor.

Moose shed their antlers between December and March.  "Buckman" is part of the show "Of the Earth and the Ethereal" at the Gallery on Queen in Fredericton.

August 17, 2017

Glaze experimentations ...

Sculpture in progress ...
July 4, 2017

Steps ... 

There are a lot of steps that go into creating sculptures.  This one is well under way, however, there is still work left to be done.  Some of its elements need to air dry and after that, they have to be bisque fired. Then the bisque has to be glazed, fired again, and finally, I will do the assembly work which will require some welding. 

And all through the process, I'm keeping my mind open for possible changes.

June 13, 2017

In my garden, "Moth", created in 2008

Time patina ...

This sculpture is weathering beautifully as time goes by.  I created it in 2008, mostly with recycled farm machinery and car parts.  At the moment, "Moth" is surrounded by the lilac perfume permeating my garden.

June 1, 2017

Edmundston Art Centre ...

These days, I'm working at the Edmundston Art Centre studio.  I'm trying out new glazes and hoping for great results.

May 26, 2017

The power of water ... 

Sometimes, objects that I find to create land art are rather heavy and strange, like part of this trailer. The sea spat it on the beach, I used it to do a work and in the following 3 days, the come and go of the water played with it as if it was a twig.

May 25, 2017

Atmosphere ... 

Landart, "Sea Anemone" - Here are some photos, taken in different atmospheres, of one of the works that I created during my artist residency Aux Trois Plaquebières, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël, Lamèque Island.

May 7, 2017

A date with the islands ...

From the 14th to the 21st of May, I will be artist in residence Aux Trois Plaquebières, Lamèque Island.  My residency project will be inspired by the spirit of place and the wild nature of Lamèque and Miscou Islands.

While travelling these two territories, I will be working on sketches, taking notes and gathering photographic material for an artistic project that I will share with you at a later date.  The artist Yvon Gallant will also be on site and will work on his own project.

I have a feeling it's going to be a week of discoveries.

April 19, 2017

Light ... 

Morning light rays penetrating my studio.

March 4, 2017

The "feel" of clay ...

Before I start to work on large clay sculptures, I give myself time to just work on small ones.  Its a matter of fine tuning my senses.

I work with lots of different mediums.  Sometimes, it can be weeks or months before I return to a medium in particular.  The warm up period enables me to get into the groove so that I can better
 solve technical problems that always come when working on large clay sculptures.

February 2, 2017

Studying and exploring glazes ... 

Until now, I have never used test tiles for glazes.  Usually, I do tests on hidden parts of some of my sculptures.  These glazes are applied in the form of motifs or symbols chosen specially for that sculpture.  Eventhough they are hidden, these traces are deliberate and are part of the work.  

In 2012, I created over one hundred venus clay figurines as studies.  I first used them in 2013 in an art/photography project titled "Nests"; and after that, in an installation project titled "Goddesses of Nature".

At the moment, I'm using some of them to test glazes.  I always try to keep precise notes on the recipes, application and firing.  This venus was fired in an electric kiln.  The result is one that I am definetly going to try to reproduce. Crossing my fingers !!

January 14, 2017

Ophelia ...

I'm very much interested in the effects of weathering and atmosphere on works of art. 

Freezing rain from the night before embedded her body deeper into the snow.  The dawn welcomes Ophelia through swirling snowflakes and gusts of wind.  Her ceramic skin is covered with frost and marked by the ice-cold north wind.  Ophelia drifts into a deep midwinter sleep.

To see more works of this series, click here.

Ophelia, before a night of freezing rain.
Ophelia, after a night of freezing rain.



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