In this series, I study the way light behaves as it moves through glass and nature. Using media such as acrylics, spray paint and drywall I explore the way light shimmers through windows, droplets of condensation, mist and fog. The effect rain has on our environment is transformative as the impact reaches to the depths of our minds. We are inherently connected to the elements of nature and to the atmosphere that surrounds us. Through the abstraction process I aim to capture the way light evokes our emotive states and stirs up our subconscious. These lucid moments emphasise how light moves and swings back and forth, oscillating through translucent objects and into our minds.
Christine Blais is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. She is currently enrolled in the Portfolio Certificate Program at the Ottawa School of Art. She has been the recipient of the Lee Matasi Award (2016) and The David and Nicole Henderson Scholarship (2017). She holds a Masters of Arts in Film Studies from Carleton University (2013). Throughout her undergraduate education at Queen’s University, she was actively involved in photojournalism holding the position of Assistant Photo Editor and Photo editor at the Queen’s University Journal. She was published in the Globe and Mail (2009) and completed internships at the Kingston Whig-Standard (2010), IFCO (Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa) and at La Petite Mort Gallery (2013). Her background in photography and her affinity for sketching have played fundamental roles in shaping her vision with the encaustic medium.