Diane Lemire is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Chelsea, QC and works from her studio in Farrellton, QC. A graduate from the University of Ottawa in Visual Art and Education, her full-time artistic practice has spanned 17 years, and includes Land Art, Installation, international exhibitions, as well as teaching her love for textiles. Initially focusing on the sculptural form, specifically poured concrete forms embedded with found objects, Diane has since 2007 devoted her practice to the material of felt. In this transition from hard to soft materials, her interest in the found object has remained a constant. Diane integrates a variety of objects into felt, such as dolls, beads, glass, bones, pottery, money, thimbles, parts of tools, and vintage clothing. The story of these recycled materials reflect her heritage.
What’s her name?, Felted wool with found textile from friends and family, 80cm x 40cm x 15cm (varies), 2016
Rêvasserie, Textiles found cothing from personal friends and family, Wool hanging, hand felted with vintage lace, cloth, hand dyed silk and hand stitched, 79cm x 155cm (varies), 2016
Cradle to Casket. Do you get what you need? Do you need what you got?, Welded metal, moose antler drop off
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