Born in São Paulo, Québec resident since 1985, Vivian Gottheim lives and works in Montréal. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from New York University and is a grant recipient of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Vivian Gottheim has had numerous exhibitions in North America, Europe and Brazil. Her works are part of various public collections, such as the Prêt d’oeuvres d’art of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Bank of Canada and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, as well as of many private collections. The works she has created as part of the Québec Government’s public art policy program are located for the most part in public schools in Montreal.
Three aluminum shapes, painted blue, yellow and red, respectively, are attached to the wall by white rods. Livre, Anneaux et Trompette is an installation that calls on the mind, body and emotion. It is a homage to a child, developing into a balanced, serene human being. In addition, the colours blue, yellow and red are the basis for all other colours of the rainbow, which is in each one of us.