Marilyse Chaussée reinvents landscapes using materials she finds in everyday life. From dental floss to the crystals found in juice mixes, Chaussée’s materials keep their form in her sculptures. As Chaussée describes her art practice, “My sculptural technique focuses on creating shapes and textures that indirectly refer to landscape at its constituent elements, such as bird nests, mold, and architectural details. By paying close attention to how my works are installed, I aim to make spectators aware of their relationship with the spatial surroundings in which they find themselves while viewing my art. I also use new media techniques to further explore the physical and psychological relationship of spectators with the space around them.” In short, Chaussée’s sculptures allow her to carve out moments in which reality becomes intertwined with the imaginary, and where spectators “may escape to a dreamlike, alternate world.”
Chaussée is currently finishing her final year at University of Ottawa and will be participating in the Arts Grad Show later this year. For more information click here.