Elsie

Elsie : Une oevre hommage de Dominique Blain / A Tribute by Dominique Blain

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Dominique Blain has created a permanent sculptural grouping for one of North America's most celebrated gardens. Les Jardins de Métis were begun in the 1920s by Elsie Reford along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The gardens reflect a bold inventiveness since they are located near the 49th parallel and yet display thousands of varieties of flowers, many developed especially for the climate.Blain's sculptures recall coin-operated binoculars that, instead of bringing the view closer to the viewer, transform the view from the present to the past. The lenses have been replaced with glass photomontages created from photographs from family archives. The visitor explores not only the garden of today but the garden, and the gardener, of years past. Essays documents various facets of the project, including Dominique Blain's artistic practice and Elsie Reford's contribution to the society of her time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 95 pages
  • 170.18 x 236.22 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • ABC Art Books Canada Distribution
  • Musee Regional De Rimouski
  • English, French
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 2920367897
  • 9782920367890