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A series of canvases both dark and luminous where the communication between the literary work and the pictorial work inspired by the novel “And the Birds Rained Down “, by Jocelyne Saucier perfectly translates the dramatic intensity of the novel.
Originally from Amos, in Abitibi, Christine Viens met Jocelyne Saucier on the benches of high school. Therefore, it was not the first time she was introduced to her when she read her friend’s novel “And the Birds Rained Down”. Her challenge, to paint a series of pictorial works based on the descriptions provided by the novelist. It is through her eyes that Christine Viens visually and brilliantly explores the work of the painter Boychuck.
Left: And the Birds Rained Down – 2014, acrylic on canvas, 122x122cm