This stylized tree is an eloquent illustration of the artist's attraction to structures, especially those whose qualities are completely different from the qualities of the modular elements that generate them. This sculpture, reminiscent of a mobile, seems to have a life of its own. The metallic foliage trembles and rustles in the slightest breeze, giving the work a presence that goes beyond visual perception.
Born in Montreal in 1948, André Brassard completed a baccalaureate at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal and a fine arts degree at Université Laval before choosing a teaching career, first at Collège de Lévis, then at Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. He has many group shows and solo exhibitions to his credit. Defining himself principally as a sculptor, he is also interested in graphic design, photography, and molding.