Posts Tagged ‘hair shirt’

20 Feb

Valerie LeBlanc. (1989) Montréal, Québec.  22″ x 30″  ink, pastel, graphite on rag paper. The illustration shows intentions reverse to the hair shirt of old.  The individual is wearing a coat of barbs as a barrier for survival. It is a device to ensure the preservation of a lone wolf mentality.  It denotes an attitude of assuming a stand of separation from others. At the same time, it shows an instinct for

About Valerie LeBlanc

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device. In the fall of 2012, she published her play The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions.

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