This project was developed for the waiting room of a hospital’s urgency department, considering its highly sustained multi-drug addiction cases. With the softness of its shadings, colors and forms, the polysemous artwork intended to delude toward imaginary, reverie, deep thought and meditation. The title L’Éveil -the awakening- suggests the idea of transformation throughout the six printed glasses with images of algae in ice and rocs multiplied and sometimes inverted. It recalls the dawn, of life or of feelings, and the stimulation of man’s faculties toward awareness. Photos of rocs refer to stability, support and durability, while those of water and algae refer to sustainable life.

L’Éveil, 2005, Six digital photos montages on glass, Model presented for the urgency department of St-François-d’Assise Hospital, Quebec City, Photo: Marie Brunet