Hétérogénéité imagée

Gail Bourgeois

Can you think of any forms or structures in nature that inspire you? This dynamic piece by Gatineau-based artist Gail Bourgeois is part of a series of conceptual work she created in 2015 in response to sketches found in the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. Using watercolour, wax crayon, and graphite, Bourgeois draws inspiration from roots, rhizomes and mycelial networks found in nature. Interweaving motifs used by artists like Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, Edmund Alleyn and Anne Savage, into non-linear renderings representing networks, mass branching and constant connections, Bourgeois explores themes such as connectivity, multiplicity and cartography in compositions that are both organic and architectural.

Technique aquarelle, crayon de cire et graphite sur papier aquarelle
DATE 2015
DIMENSIONS 29,2cm x 20,3cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2020.02.04
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don de l'artiste, 2020
Description du catalogue
A watercolour depicting a mycelium like structure. A series of white intertwined lines are placed against an abstract background. The abstraction is organic and fluid, painted with light pink and brown tones. The composition is centered and slightly fades away as it reaches the limit of the support.

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