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Amélie Desjardins

From tree, to shipwreck, to artwork, the creative process of Amélie Desjardins encompasses a complete life cycle.

Desjardins is a nomad and in order to find the materials she has used over the course of her 15 year art career, she has travelled the world by train, motorbike and sailboat all the while seeking out lost treasures. From these vestiges of bridges and boats, Desjardins juxtaposes poetic images onto the reclaimed structures. A sailing story from one of the Pacific Islands where Amélie has sailed and traveled for many years, well states the premise of her artistic intention:

"Every man is torn between two needs. The need of the Pirogue, that is to say of the journey of adventure, and the need of the Tree, that is to say of the rooting, of belonging to a community. Men are constantly wandering between these two needs, sometimes yielding to one, sometimes to the other until the day when they understand that it is with the Tree that the Pirogue is made.”

It is within this framework, that the artist highlights the fusion of sedentary life (represented by the tree) and adventure (represented by boats and bridges).

In that she uses organic matter culled from her travels, it is fitting that Desjardins consciously emphasizes the accumulation of scars, fossils, and memories through both the passage of time and the omnipresence of nature. Her approach is based both on the recovery of materials and a lyrical vision of the passage of time. Desjardins can be found in both private and museum collections and her work has been a part of many Solo Exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Sea garden (Flores, Indonesia)
Mixed media on board
48" x 40"
Port Hole
Mixed media on old petrol tank
23" x 23"
Loop thy sealove (Java, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
24" x 24"
Higher Lover - Sumba Indonesia
Mixed Media on old teak wood
48" x 48"
Sea nest (Rincon, Flores)
Mixed media on board
20" x 20"
Crystal Gray Skies
Mixed media on wood
20" x 20"
Soul shine
Mixed media on wood
53" x 53"
Les verts et les rouges du couchant
Mixed media on wood
20" x 58"
8 billion messages in a bottle and billions of blue blistering barnacles
Mixed media on wood
33" x 33"
You give me wings... And I give you fins (Bali, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
20" x 20"
In the grace of your love (Bali)
Mixed media on wood
30" x 60"
Floresta primitiva 2 (Jepara,Indonesia)
Mixed media on Wood
24" x 24"
A forest in the sea
Mixed media on wood
40" x 30"
Mantra (Padar, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
8" x 8"
I propose, Santa Cruz, California
Mixed Media on Driftwood
21" x 49"
La rencontre
Mixed media on recycled wood
30" x 30"
Eden II
Mixed media on teak wood
20" x 70"
     
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Message in a bottle (Mumbai, India)
Mixed media on wood
12" x 12"
Sold
Anchored (Bali)
Mixed media on wood
60" x 60"
Sold
The Aquarian Era (Sumba, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
30" x 30"
Sold
Water song (Labuan Bajo, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
48" x 24"
Sold
Oriental Poetry
Mixed media on wood
12" x 12"
Sold
The shelter (Komodo, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
10" x 10"
Sold
Mindful nest 1 (Labuan Bajo, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
48" x 40"
Sold
Mindful nest 2 (Labuan Bajo, Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
48" x 40"
Sold
Moonrays (East Java)
Mixed media on wood
20" x 20"
Sold
In the Mood for Love (diptych)
Mixed media on wood
36" x 72"
Sold
Song of the oceans (Pemuteran, Bali)
Mixed media on wood
12" x 12"
Sold
We are all dreamers (Puri, Eastern India)
Mixed media on board
24" x 24"
Sold
Flora moderna (Indonesia)
Mixed media on wood
12" x 12"
Sold
Floresta primitiva 1 (Jepara,Indonesia)
Mixed media on Wood
24" x 24"
Sold
Por El Silencio (Caracas Venezuela)
Mixed media on board
60" x 60"
Sold
Aux portes de l'océan
Mixed Media
24" x 24"
Sold
Le refuge d’Antan
Mixed media on recycled wood
20" x 20"
Sold
Juliette
Mixed media on reclaimed wood
36" x 36"
Sold
L'aube de la résurrection, Varanasi India
Mixed Media on Driftwood
20" x 20"
Sold
Nomad Land
Mixed Media on Driftwood
21" x 20"
Sold
Ocean Soul Shape, Micronesia
Mixed Media on Driftwood
20" x 15"
Sold
Soft airplane miniature
Mixed Media on driftwood
3" x 3"
Sold
Native Speaker 3
Mixed Media on driftwood
10" x 10"
Sold
Perpetual Memory III
Mixed Media on driftwood
24" x 24"
Sold
Transition III
Mixed media on recycled wood
18" x 27.5"
Sold
Odysée sur l'Ayeyarwady
Mixed Media on driftwood
7.5" x 10"
Sold
La Mémoire de l'eau
Mixed Media on driftwood
12" x 12"
Sold
Serie 3 Mer
Mixed Media on driftwood
8" x 16"
Sold
Conference with horizon
Mixed Media on driftwood
12" x 12"
Sold
Transition II
Mixed media on recycled wood
20 " x 20"
Sold
Odysée
Mixed Media on driftwood
12" x 12"
Sold
Mouvement 1
Mixed Media on driftwood
8" x 8"
Sold
Ombrella 8
Mixed Media on driftwood
4" x 4"
Sold
Le pont infini
Mixed Media on driftwood
10" x 10"
Sold
Ombrella 10
Mixed Media on driftwood
3" x 3"
Sold
Ombrella 7
Mixed Media on driftwood
4" x 4"
Sold
Ombrella 6
Mixed Media on driftwood
4" x 4"
Sold
Dream 1
Mixed Media on driftwood
3" x 3"
Sold
Dream 2
Mixed Media on driftwood
4" x 4"
Sold
Ombrella 5
Mixed Media on driftwood
3" x 3"
Sold
Elementos 1
Mixed media on recycled wood
44" x 20"
Sold
Mother of all fossils
Mixed media on recycled wood
17" x 43"
Sold
Close your eyes
Mixed media on recycled wood
40" x 52"
Sold
Wreckreation
Mixed media on recycled wood
20" x 20"
Sold
Bed of Wind II
Mixed media on recycled wood
24" x 24"
Sold
Survol II
Mixed media on recycled wood
19.5" x 20"
Sold
Winter's Dream
Mixed media on recycled wood
39.5" x 79.5" (diptych)
Sold
Fossil's bed 2
Mixed media on recycled wood
17" x 43"
Sold
Time Warping the Endless Pulse
Mixed media on recycled wood
10" x 57"
Sold
Double Identity
Mixed media on recycled wood
42" x 41" (diptych)
Sold
Ephemery Time Trace (table)
Driftwood, stainless steel & Mixed media
36" X 36" X 15"
Sold
Elementos II
Mixed media on recycled wood
44" x 20"
Sold
The Japanese Illusionist
Mixed media on recycled wood
2 X 19" X 37.5"
Sold
Vastness
Mixed media on recycled wood
36" X 27.5"
Sold
Waiting for you
Mixed media on recycled wood
18" X 19"
Sold

Hakumei
Mixed media on recycled wood
18" X 27.5" & 18" X 48"
Sold

Anamorphosis
Mixed media on recycled wood
17" X 31" & 17" X 37.5"
Sold
Survol
Mixed media on recycled wood
19.5" x 20"
Sold
Gliding Art
Mixed media on recycled wood
19.5" x 11.5"
Sold
Endless Fall
Mixed media on recycled wood
20" x 20"
Sold
Transition
Mixed media on recycled wood
20" x 20"
Sold
Evasion
Mixed media on recycled wood
40" x 80"
Sold
L'Âme des Fossiles
Mixed media on recycled wood
18" x 57"
Sold
Le Grand Bleu
Mixed media on recycled wood
39" x 51"
Sold
Esperanza
Mixed media on recycled wood
30" x 71"
Sold
Fossil's Bed
Mixed media on recycled wood
17" x 43"
Sold
Kho Yao Noi
Mixed media on recycled wood
20" x 80"
Sold
Eden
Mixed media on recycled wood
10" X 55"
Sold
Double Identity II
Mixed media on recycled wood
21" x 41"
Sold
Voyage
Mixed Media on driftwood
3" x 3"
Sold
Mouvement 10
Mixed Media on driftwood
8" x 8"
Sold
Mouvement 5
Mixed Media on driftwood
8" x 8"
Sold
Mouvement 3
Mixed Media on driftwood
8" x 8"
Sold
Terre Envue
Mixed Media on Driftwood
30" x 30"
Sold
Through the port hole II
Mixed Media on petrol tank
23" x 23"
Sold
Éloge de l'arbre
12" x 12"
Sold

 

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