Botanize

Musée du Fjord, City of Saguenay, October 19, 2021 to January 16, 2022

I bring the plant world into the museum by creating fictitious marine plants from photographs of plants in my garden. I favour the colour turquoise blue to link my images to the specific context of the institution dedicated to the ecosystem of the Saguenay Fjord and, by extension, evoke the environment of the ocean depths. Through these in situ interventions, I explore the beauty of the plant world in the same way that I relate to the themes addressed by the museum. Thus I insert a scarlet tulip in an area called Intimate Secrets. Also, I copy with homemade floral ink the cover of a secret correspondence, both intimate and scientific, between two botanists and then insert it among the artifacts.

This exhibition follows a residency at the museum supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Ville de Saguenay within the terms of Entente de partenariat territorial en lien avec la collectivité du Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean and the collaboration of Centre SAGAMIE (Alma) and Musée du Fjord (Saguenay)