Micro-Publishing Residency, Centre SAGAMIE, February to June 2024

As part of this micro-publishing residency at Centre SAGAMIE, Nathalie Lavoie revisits her floral photography work. Transforming the initial images to create original photos of flowers that magnify their mysterious character, she then reproduces them in coloured pencils as a graphic complement. Poetic texts by Susie Levesque are also featured.

The famous naturalist Darwin considered that there was an ‘abominable mystery’ in the evolution of flowers, when he was trying to understand the origin and rapid diversification of flowering plants all over the planet. Although their secrets have only recently been revealed, they remain as fascinating as ever, for beneath their fragile appearance lies a formidable adaptive efficiency. We’d even go so far as to say that they defy the limits of what’s possible. What if, through contact with them, I acquire an adaptability to life? Could this be the source of my attraction to flora?” Nathalie Lavoie

Photo : Nathalie Lavoie

Finalist of the François Schneider Foundation – International competition of contemporary art

Participation in annual exhibition-sale of the members of Langage Plus in February

In the White Market, works remain anonymous until the names of the creators are revealed after their acquisition. Only a list of participating members is published. In the form of a silent auction, creations can be purchased by the public. The starting bid is determined by the creator and must be between $1 and $200. The highest bidder becomes the collector! At the creators’ convenience, a minimum of 50% of the profits from each sale is donated to the educational department of Langage Plus art center, Alma.

Unveiling of my work: “From my garden“. For this purpose, I have assembled a photograph of a pea flower, a dried pod and its seeds in the aim of “selling them at the market”. Also, the buyer is invited to sow them in the spring, in order to perpetuate the cycle of crops.