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Lost farm

In this series of sculptures, I examine the rural architecture of the Eastern Townships, making barn maquettes that capture the fragility of the remaining 19th Century structures, and of the working farm itself. Barns are suspended and tenuously hang onto the rusting pieces of old farm machinery, reinforcing the idea of instability and risk of collapse of the family farm.

I fire the barns in a raku kiln and smoke them achieving a partly blackened metallic look which complements the somewhat rusty, but still colourful steel remnants. In these two series, as with my past sculptural works of the last 20 years, I continue to study the fundamental properties of line and form in space using my choice materials: clay and metal.