Équilibre (arbre à clés)

A work by Karine Berthiaume

The work Équilibre (arbre à clés) was created for the Société immobilière Tri-Logis as part of the CULTURAT movement.

Artist : Karine Berthiaume 

Medium : Aluminum, 3 497 keys

Dimensions : 520,5 cm x 864 cm x 5 cm 

Year : 2016

Brief overview

The main element of this work is the tree. This one was chosen because it symbolizes the forces of life, the power of materialization and development. It starts small to become a big, strong, solid and straight being. Tri-Logis has several buildings and the owners had many keys that they wanted to give a second life to. The idea of offering them as raw material was obvious.

Big and strong!

Seen from below, the tree seems to take its ease and invade the building with its ramifications.

The raw material, the keys

Patience is often the key to many works!

Karine Berthiaume

Fascinated by the power of the image, Karine Berthiaume has been exploring, for the past ten years, several art forms related to it. After studying graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal, she returned to Abitibi-Témiscamingue, her native region, in 2003, where an attachment and a deep-rootedness towards the territory and the nature that surrounds her took shape and oriented her work and her artistic production.

With urban scenographies set up for the Festival de musique émergente since 2010, she discovered the enormous potential of collective creations. Her works have been shown in exhibition centers and Quebec artists centers and are also part of various collections.

Website : kberthiaume.ca

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