The 53 annual IOLI convention
We will end our visit by the Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec (615, Sainte-Croix avenue, Saint-Laurent). This museum is really a magnificent neo-gothic church from 1867. It proposes a rich collection of religious and popular objects, furniture, textiles and tools, reflecting the nature of Quebec art and tradition. For the convention, the choir was entirely dedicated to lace accessories.
Different showcases were showing craftman pieces: here, Simon Toustou propose bobbins and pricker tool boxes, on the right, Yves Gagnon and Marc Amblard boxes Try guessing who made what!
This lace sculpture is the first entirely metallic work by Véronique
Louppe. The title Envol reveals the beginning of sculptural lacemaking using
metallic threads. The birds body was first realized on a specific pillow, molding
the bird in the middle of the pillow. Then, feathers were realized individually and
attached to the bird. Astonishing result!
In the centre, la forêt mystérieuse (The mysterious forest) is a Michelle Pitts creation, admire the three dimension effect in the picture detail. At right, a collective modern piece.
We end this visit with this last piece, still form Véronique Louppe Trangenèse. It was realized with electric wire, wood, plastic fabric and nylon thread.
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