drawing for installation, rewriting, pencil on paper, 21cm x 29,7cm, artist's collection

From 1999 to 2004, I worked on a doctoral research in Québec at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).  

This type of doctoral research is designed for artists interested in exploring their own art practice, painters, comedians, filmakers and musicians. 

As a visual artist, I decided to investigate and push further the creative process of rewriting that was already apparent in several art pieces I had done through the years.  I deepened my experience by rewriting all of the art work I had produced for the last 10 years. This task became overwhelming as I dived back into every bit of my past through my art work. Theoretically, I approached the Postmodern Reconstructivists, with authors such as Griffin, Morris and Gablik. The whole research was an awakening experience about my own art practice, the art History and teaching others how to find their own ways in their practice. Unfortunately I wrote the PhD but never concluded in front of a jury. I was exhausted by the end of it and dreamt of my studio so much that I went back. But a few books were published on researching  creative practices and teaching doctoral students in which one can find a few of my writings. I also was part of a large congress that took place in Montreal. The workshops I organise are a direct benefit of my research, as I enjoy and have the tools to help and share with others the complex path of creation. 


 

A box of dolls, 15cm x 20cm, pencil on paper - artist's collection
installation coquillages, artist's collection
Les poupées, tissus et feutres, environ 15cm de hauteur, private collection


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