Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition
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When we talk about cohabitation, I immediately think of social cohabitation, of living together in peace
and respect for each other. We hope and desire the inclusion of different cultures and social classes in our
society. That being said, the project that I propose to you here is intended to be unifying by its purpose
and intriguing by its form. The sculpture suggests the inclusion of people around us for a better
cohabitation starting with the Me and ending with Them It is an interactive sculpture where the visitor is
invited to pose their figure in the last facial space, the ME. I chose to put the two official languages for a
specific purpose of integrating the two host cultures. In addition, seen in profile, the sculpture also refers
to a megaphone, symbolizing the desire to be heard. I think a lot of photos will be taken by visitors
because of the interactive face concept.
Éric Tardif is from Kamouraska, a region in the Bas Saint-Laurent municipality in Quebec. Tardif
originally studied Natural Sciences but turned to studying the arts and sculpture to explore his passion and
In his work Tardif explores dimension, movement, and space. He works with several different materials
and mediums in his work from wood, metal, and also has variety of mixed media 2D work as well. Tardif
pushes the art world in both his concepts as well as his avant-garde method of steam-folding wood for his
wood sculptures. This technique allows for his wooden sculptures to be full of movement and curved
He has received grants from CALQ (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) and SODEC (Société de
développement des entreprises culturelles) for several years.
In recent years, Éric has expanded his artwork into bronze sculpture and has returned to his multimedia
work. For the past 5 years, Eric has been working and designing Public Art and expressive outdoor
sculptures in aluminum.
He has more than 100 exhibitions to his name around the world and his work can be found in 10 galleries
across North America.
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