Luc Pelletier

Sculpture Magog, Québec, Canada

Pelletier's approach is utterly inhabited by wood, its scent and the winding of its veins. He uses trees that are already fallen, left over by others. He plans out a path through creation, but lets himself be directed by morning revelations and what he finds within the raw material. He tries to convey his views on society into his sculptures, associating words with series of works that give way to actual poems, giving meaning to life intentionally.
Pelletier uses chainsaws to get to the rough shape, and refines the pieces using sanding implements, letting himself be inspired by elements of nature. Some tool scars are left in echo with the human experience. Scorching and dry brush colouring techniques accentuate textures and contrasts.