ART AND BONES
My fascination with bones began the day I found a large cow skull underneath the porch staircase of our farmhouse in St. Guillaume. I was about 6 years old, and I remember that once I had made the discovery, the heavy cranium with its loose oversized teeth became my plaything. I was fascinated by the shape and form, the color too. The texture in the bone matter and how it picked up dust and dirt to create a marvelous patina so natural and subtle. Today, I have a large bone collection, and I seem to find animal skeletons and bones everyplace I explore. My studio has become a depot for friends who find bones and gift me with their findings of these beautiful artifacts. Bones and skeletons are sculptures of perfect harmony, I am drawn to them for their natural essence and simple and unostentatious character.