A project by UNESCO-MOST – C.I.P.S.H – Mémoire de l’Avenir
Born in Montreal, graduate F.A., University of Quebec at Montreal, many solo and group exhibitions, symposiums in Canada, United States and Europe. Recipient of many grants and honorable mentions; included in numerous books, catalogues, magazines, interviews, audio-visual and pedagogical documents, YouTube and Wikipedia, public and private collections.
Known as a pioneer in the art of recycling plastic, I found my fascination for it when my father offered me plastic jewelry as a child. I seriously began accumulating it in the 60’s and now, only moderately, since the year 2000 because of the omission of certain catalysts and the introduction of vegetable matter in its fabrication. Plastic now being rendered biodegradable, allows me to preserve and document one of the most common materials of our time. Identiﬁable by their color, style and patina, when assembled by “interlocking”, they evoke reﬂections of an absurd past, memories, and visions of strange new worlds.
Since the advent of cyber technology, I have observed and allowed my website to “exhibit” for me in lieu of traveling with my art. Subsequently I have been extremely successful internationally in reaching University professors, students and other artists in pursuit of my discipline. My art requires very little dialogue, it speaks for itself in any language. This process has equally permitted me to demystify Art and attain the neophyte.