My work consists of making autonomous or performative objects principally made of wood and metal. Through naïve and comical sculptures, I generate unusual encounters between the body, the domestic space and the garden. Those encounters either evoke troubled emotions or instigate play, often both at the same time. My work is also motivated by a formal research and a desire to learn new techniques. The body is very present in my practice. It plays the role of mediator, whether in the creative process itself or in the experience of the work. The body is the initiator of a relationship. Finally, the objective is to create visual poetry overlapping both real and imaginary worlds.
Myriam Simard-Parent is a sculpture and performance artist who holds a BFA from Université du Québec à Montréal. She is currently living in Tiohtià:Ke / Montréal where she also works, along with St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu.