Clays: I sourced all these clays in nature, in Inukjuak, in Les Escoumins, in Dawson City, on the first nation Semiahmoo reserve, in Beloeil and in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Since 2011, harvesting clay has opened up a whole range of research that adds to my artistic concerns.

 

Whenever I hold lumps of new clay in my hands, I have the feeling of discovering a singular world that carries a memory and tells, in its materiality, a territory and a history intimately linked to that of the communities that inhabit it. 

Inukjuak, banks of Hudson Bay
Inukjuak, banks of Hudson Bay
raw clay from Inukjuak on porcelain
raw clay from Inukjuak on porcelain
Inukjuak 6 juillet
Inukjuak 6 juillet

Inukjuak raw clay on paper

L'anse à Thibeault, Les Escoumins
L'anse à Thibeault, Les Escoumins

Upper North Shore

Ochre on black magnetite sand, l'anse à Norbert, Colombier
Ochre on black magnetite sand, l'anse à Norbert, Colombier

Upper North Shore

Le renversement I
Le renversement I

Raw clay and ochre from the Upper North Shore on wall

Clay containing gold powder from Dawson City
Clay containing gold powder from Dawson City
Mirage: recto
Mirage: recto

Raw clay and gold from Dawson on paper

Mirage: verso
Mirage: verso

Raw clay and gold from Dawson on paper

Clay sourced on the Semiahmoo reserve
Clay sourced on the Semiahmoo reserve
Land Songs Water Songs
Land Songs Water Songs

Semiahmoo raw clay on wall

Land Songs Water Songs
Land Songs Water Songs

Semiahmoo raw clay on wall and drums

Rang Saint-François, Saint-Hyacinthe
Rang Saint-François, Saint-Hyacinthe
Fired bowl from the serie: cueillir la terre
Fired bowl from the serie: cueillir la terre

Clay sourced in winter in Saint-Hyacinthe

Breaths
Breaths

Fired clay from Saint-Hyacinthe and Marie Côté's breath

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There is a resurgence of fresh water on the ocher flow which extends over a black magnetite sand.