There are 20 international artists in the Biennale and each one is outstanding. See the website here. And their Facebook page HERE. If you scroll down a bit past the first video on the Facebook page, you'll find the official trailer where I appear for a brief moment.
I will post the video of my work and my interview when I receive it from them.
Each artist had to use the theme of passé ou passera inaperçu...ie. what goes unnoticed.
The artistic committee paid for me to fly to Quebec, stay for a week, install my work and attend the opening. I cannot express my gratitude completely in writing, I am overwhelmed and deeply honored to be part of the Biennale.
This is the artwork I created in my studio at home in Cleveland, Ohio, folded and shipped to Deschambault, Quebec, unpacked, ironed and installed in the Vieux Presbytere in Deschambault, Quebec for the Biennale du Lin 2017.
I hand dyed white linen with indigo. From deep blue to light blue and have layered the work to look like water.
I wrote about my process HERE and why and how I made the work to look like water. And that I affixed plastic to the "water" so that the viewer can see that what looks like shimmering light, is really bits of plastic that are a menace to us and to all life.
The pictures below show the Vieux Presytere (Convent) built in 1735, in Deschambault, Quebec on the St. Lawrence River, and Dominique Roy (Biennale Director) with the box that I shipped to Canada.
It was/is a magical place and I felt like I was in a fairytale insuchmuch that I was able to install in such a historic building.
Plus how everything looked once I opened the box and began to install.