Holly King is one of a group of mise en scène photographers and has been a part-time instructor in the Studio Arts department for 20 years. She is represented in several museum collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography which organized a touring show of her work in 1998.
King’s work juxtaposes techniques (photography and painting) that blur its reading. Quand fleurit l’espoir is composed of two photographs of different sizes that reconstruct a single environment, a single scene.
A springtime landscape inspired by the geographic and socio-cultural characteristics of the borough takes shape: the stretch of water evokes Rivière des Prairies, the blossoming flowers are a metaphor for development of this community, and the butterflies fluttering around the bush convey the effervescence of transformation.