Elisabeth Picard’s sculptures and installations use quotidian consumer objects, such as plastic zip ties, as a means of enacting the micro and macro relationships of the organic world. Picard is interested in the behaviour of matter and natural phenomena. However, her choice of mass-produced media serves as a commentary on our current status in the Anthropocene and our impact on the environment. Picard’s aim is to create objects that fuse art, design, and architecture. Her practice, in opposition to mass production, is to laboriously fabricate unique, precious and intricate artworks, which celebrate the fragility of life.
Elisabeth Picard is a Canadian artist, based in Montreal, Quebec.