Pied nu (Barefoot)Carole Pilon, Longueuil, QCSize5" x 25" x 10"MediumCast crystal, paper pulp, resin, oil colourThis work comes from research on the adaptation of bodies, a powerful phenomenon that is observed both in humans and in nature. In “Pied nu”, the contrast in the treatment of materials suggest the precarious balance that characterizes our world, a universe where the crude and the delicate come together.Pied nu (Barefoot)Carole Pilon, Longueuil, QC À propos de l'artisteÀ propos de l'artiste Carole PilonLongueuil, QCCarole Pilon lives and works in Montreal area. After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, she became fascinated by glass from a sculptural point of view. She pursued her studies at Espace VERRE and enrolled in many workshops. Since 1986, her works have been in numerous exhibitions in Canada, the USA and in Europe. She received several awards and grants. Additionally, her works are part of several public and private collections. For almost twenty-five years, the use of glass in combination with other materials is a recurring element that distinguishes her work. While pushing the limits of its use, she proposes a renewal of glass by confronting it with other materials. Carole Pilon is interested in the metamorphosis of bodies as well as their ability of adapting to the passing of time. Her pieces ponder the similarities between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. She addresses this phenomenon by focusing on the precariousness of the equilibrium between two very distinctive entities: man and nature.