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
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raw clay from Inukjuak on porcelain
raw clay from Inukjuak on porcelain
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Inukjuak 6 juillet
Inukjuak 6 juillet

Inukjuak raw clay on paper

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

Upper North Shore

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

Upper North Shore

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Le renversement I
Le renversement I

Raw clay and ochre from the Upper North Shore on wall

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

Raw clay and gold from Dawson on paper

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Mirage: verso
Mirage: verso

Raw clay and gold from Dawson on paper

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

Semiahmoo raw clay on wall

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Land Songs Water Songs
Land Songs Water Songs

Semiahmoo raw clay on wall and drums

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

Clay sourced in winter in Saint-Hyacinthe

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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.