Josée Dubeau holds an MFA in visual arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1994) and a BFA from the Université du Québec en Outaouais (1989). Her work has been presented in Canada and abroad. She has taken part in a number of art residencies, notably in Basel in 1998 and in Berlin in 2004–05. Her works are in public and private collections in Québec, Ontario, Switzerland, and Germany. She has produced projects integrating arts with architecture in Montreal, Garineau, Val d’or, and other locations.
The work consists of an abstract assemblage of 325 equilateral triangles made of aluminum. The triangles are connected in a random way to create a rhythmic three-dimensional structure playing on visual contrasts. The work is attached to the ceiling of the chalet’s community hall to give the illusion that it floats, thus appealing to childhood imagination by evoking the form of a flying carpet, origami, or a kite. The work is visible from outside through the building’s windows.
The equilateral aluminum triangles, painted primary and secondary colours, are arranged in different angles and mechanically assembled. The artist develops the potential for flat tints used in three-dimensional construction, hence the referral to origami. This playful sculptural installation energizes its surroundings.