BRISSON, Angèle

Angèle Brisson holds a degree in art education from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1972). From 1982 to 1985, she completed professional training in woodcarving in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. Inspired by maritime geology, sedimentation and harvests, her stone pieces are delicately fashioned from stones collected along the seashore, particularly on the beaches of the Magdalen Islands. They become artefacts with the look of ready-mades shaped over an age-old existence, their history told through their lines, whorls, ridges, curves and colours. Brisson continues to build upon these traces of memory, which stem from the dawn of time, and introduces them into the realm of art. The geological world is thus transformed and diverted to le système des beaux-arts (“the system of the fine arts”), a process by which new symbols and meanings are drawn from the material and added to the ancient deposits and sediments.

SEE:
« Un cri venu de loin » de Serge Fisette, ESPACE, vol. 7 #1, p. 25.