Study about the blue of the universe
Selected found objects, part of previous sculptures and new sculptures.
Installation: approx. 75 x 100 x 20 cm.
As a potter living in a world already full of objects, several years ago I chose to stop producing pottery. But I have continued to maintain a very strong connection with objects, mostly with daily or even mundane objects around me. I consider that our environments (spaces, smells, colors, objects, etc.) have a real impact on us. I totally relate to what the artist Mat Chivers describes here: "For 200 000 years, human beings have handle materials and as we handle those materials there is been a sort of reciprocal feedback. And those materials have actually shaped our own neurology and our physiology. You know, the tools that we have made have always shaped us in return." As a collector of small various treasures and also as a “maker”, I want to play with both sources of objects to create narratives.
We live in a strange world where we often prefer to pay, at a very low cost, for objects made on the other side of the world and change them frequently because they are cheap. In a kind of contrast, as a formed ceramist/potter, I really appreciate crafts of any kind. Like in some of my past projects, I still want to ask questions around the notions of decoration, craft, domestic-crafts and public art in a broad sense.
In brief, my new researches are paying attention to the mundane in association with notions of “mondanités”. I work on installations that resist to the lack of attention given to daily objects around us.
 Musée d’art de Joliette, Entrevue : Mat Chivers (Migrations), 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGFZN07PYU&feature=emb_logo.