Roger Gaudreau was born in Rimouski in 1956. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1981) and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1996). He has been a lecturer at UQTR since 1984. A founding member of the Atelier Silex of Trois-Rivières, he has produced several public sculptures that can be seen in Québec, Alberta, Australia, Finland, Malaysia and Taiwan. His works have been featured in several individual and group exhibitions. He served as Vice-President of the Artists in Nature International Network from 2000 till 2012, when he became its President. He has received a number of prizes and awards from several organizations.
“The design of this garden is based on Yves Nantel’s series of photographs entitled Faune locale, published in Art Le Sabord magazine (No. 58, April 2001). Using piercing as my starting point, I made a series of three large stones, lined up and decked out with the rings and pins found in the eyebrows, noses and elsewhere on the bodies of people who practice this kind of body art. They are lined up on a bed of smaller stones, and that path is bordered by rows of grassy plants that evoke the kinds of colourful hairstyles favoured by that group. The first row is red and green, the second has a more bluish tone. The garden is lit by two small directional flood lights hidden inside two stones that highlight the composition’s central line.”
Source: Artist’s description