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encaustic on press board

installation view, Maison de la culture, Côtes-des-Neiges

encaustic on press board

installation view, Maison de la culture, Côtes-des-Neiges

encaustic on press board

detail

encaustic on press board

installation view, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

encaustic on press board

installation view, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

encaustic on press board

installation view, Expression Cetre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe

encaustic on press board

installation view, Expression Cetre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe

encaustic on press board

installation view, Expression Cetre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe

encaustic on press board

detail

encaustic on press board

8000+ objects, each individually cut, painted and repetitively dipped in coloured wax. The association to food and the hand-crafted nature of these objects references “labours of love” and the desire to nurture; the act of mothering, homemaking, and care giving (displaced from the domestic environment and relocated within the imaginary realm of my art practice). The excessive/obsessive production of sweet objects is intended to emphasize the relationship between producing a representation of oneself through the act of producing for another and the desire to please and make pleasing.

A honeycomb motif has been consistently used to organize the many flower shaped objects. While each presentation of the work has differed due to the colour arrangement that has produced both fields filled with various larger flower forms and more controlled repetitive patterns suggestive of wallpaper.