In August, my friends Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo, and I had a very successful show at the World Acadian Congress in Edmundston, NB. Eighteen of us transposed designs of Acadian artist Claude Roussel's early work and the show (Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo et Roussel) was part of the celebration to honor his fifty years as an artist. The show is now coming to Moncton and opening on the 22 October. It will also be in Saint John in the new year.
My piece for the show was originally designed to be a continuous scene that could be mounted around a large round pillar. My friend Nicole Butler and I each took a portion of this original design for our mats. We needed to maintain the lines and colors that Claude had used; the texture and method of interpreting his design was up to us. I called my section "Forty Fathoms".
|Forty Fathoms © 2014 (33" by 45")|
|Claude Roussel ©1954|
This is the section that I did - can you see where it fits in?
|A part of "Les sou-bois du Madawaska" © 2014 |