Client: Denise Francoeur
Location: Kamloops, Canada
Completion date: 2019
Artwork budget: $580
''Spring Light Tessellation'', 2019. It measures 30'' x 30'' x 2'' and is made of recycled welded wire, polyester fabric, ink and light.
Chosen by the client as a retirement present for her spouse, it had the perfect size to for a variety of spaces in the home. Flexibility was important for the client who are considering downsizing in the near future.
''Spring Light Tessellation'' is inspired by origami for the form. As for the imagery, it represents Queen Anne's Lace, a common weed. Weeds have been a source of inspiration for me because of their beauty and resilience. Our province, is affected by climate change and has a lot of forest fires every year. Once everything dies, the weeds thrive. For better or for worse, they are a powerful symbol of resilience and adaptation.
Resilience, Resistance and Adaptation has been the focus of my work in the last two years. There has been a shift from climate change itself to the effect of climate change on our psyche.