Highly crafted and distinctly mysterious, my embroidery practice explores the representation of abstract concepts; I attempt to illustrate what doesn’t exist in a physical form. The interpretations become intimate and filled with imagination, at once vulnerable, fragile and precious.
The embroidery is removed from its traditional support to adorn plastic and metal. Being trained as a sculptor, I juxtapose the materials and techniques to create an illusion of depth and to reconsider the definition of two and three-dimensional compositions. At the end, the pieces present symbolic allegories and literary allusions according to developed themes in collaboration with participants or from autobiographical inspirations.
Ms. Desloges has received a BFA from Université Laval (Québec City) and a Diploma in Sculpture from the Maison des Métiers d’Art de Québec where her work was awarded first honours. Since then, she has been awarded a number of prizes and fellowships. She has exhibited in Canada, France and Guatemala and her work can be found in various public and private collections across Canada. She now lives in Toronto since she was accepted into Harbourfront Centre Artist-in-Residence programme in 2013.