Le doré bleu (2016) 

 

Urethan, oil paint, gold leaf, stainless steel treble hooks and hardware, cotton rope

Le doré bleu is a sculpture that represents both a trophy fish and a fishing lure. The body is modeled from a rare and supposedly extinct blue pickerel, said to be a mutation that gave the fish a blueish tint. The gold leaf refers to the fish's french name, doré – golden. The gilded scales adds an attractive flair, mimicking reflective paints used on sports fishing lures. The bright alluring fish has two large treble hooks, making this piece a real threat to those who get close. 

Texte d'accompagnement par Normand Renaud (lien)

Accompanying text by Normand Renaud (link)

 

Le doré bleu (2016), installed, suspended and tangled in the fishing line.

Le doré bleu (2016), installed in Hook, Line and Sinker 

Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury

Le doré bleu (2016) In a vice, being gilded in 23K gold

Le doré bleu (2016), installed in Hook, Line and Sinker 

Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury