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Dans l'oeil de ce monde

Marie-Christiane Mathieu, Dans l'oeil de ce monde, 2007Marie-Christiane Mathieu, Dans l'oeil de ce monde, 2007
A totem pole is topped by a leafy cabin in which a hare may be living. The artwork is made up of four components: a totem pole, a cabin, a tortoise and a hare. Each element carries its own story. The [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Mathieu, Marie-Christiane
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The work consists of six panels that are used as doors. Each contains seven partially superimposed vertical boards. Their black surfaces feature carved text (a total of 2,200 letters) reproducing a le [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Vaillancourt, Armand
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