I thought about taking a monochrome panel, only blue, because I saw something in relation to water.
When I started painting, it changed because I have a young daughter who does gymnastics, and I started from a sort of final show for gymnasts of the Club de Gymnastique de Sherbrooke. I saw the show and all those little girls do gymnastics every week, every year, and some of them keep up. When they grow up they can dream of going to the Olympics. It’s so beautiful because it’s with their bodies, there’s no intermediary, no device… That’s what made it interesting to me. One of them is my daughter: I wanted to put her in the middle of this because she is the core of the desire to show gymnasts, the heart of my intention.
We didn’t know what the final work would look like, but we could still choose in relation to our taste because there were shapes and colors on the panel, when we start the painting, there are instructions to follow: the colors and the shapes that are already on the panel. We have to deal with it, and to manage to make a painting that will fit in a whole. Since we don’t know what this “whole” is, we have to comply.