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A Playfully Grotesque Monster Peeks Out of Danaé Brissonnet’s Ravenous Mural in Montréal

A Playfully Grotesque Monster Peeks Out of Danaé Brissonnet’s Ravenous Mural in Montréal

A Playfully Grotesque Monster Peeks Out of Danaé Brissonnet’s Ravenous Mural in Montréal



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#Danaé Brissonnet
#mural
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#puppets
#avenue artwork
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August 11, 2022

Grace Ebert

All photos by Thierry du Bois, © Danaé Brissonnet, shared with permission

A grotesquely lovely monster with monarch wings, lengthy feathered lashes, and a curiously giant mouth has taken over a nook constructing in Montréal. The cheeky puppet mural is by French-Canadian artist Danaé Brissonnet in collaboration with Poncili Creacion and stands on the intersection of Saint and Laurent. Centered across the theme of digestion, the huge public work is a playful, metaphorical interpretation of the bodily course of. “Nowadays I’m intrigued with exploring the methods by which I nourish myself… the who and what I let inside,” Brissonnet writes on Instagram. “On the surface, he appears cute and welcoming, however he’ll ferociously shield himself, deciding simply who might enter his home.”

A boxy character with outstretched arms swivels atop the roof, and a rainbow chute evocative of a digestive monitor emerges from one aspect. Natural world encompass the anatomical elements, which the artist explains:

His yellow eyes are positioned within the heart of his face and topped by an echinacea flower, a very particular flower for the immune system, an emblem of hope and power. The arms remodel into roosters, (which honors) the Portuguese park and the neighborhood’s scrumptious Portuguese roast rooster… The lengthy crane holding a home is a bit message to myself to discover a residence someplace that I can set roots!

Brissonnet, who’s based mostly in Guadeloupe, is at the moment engaged on a mural in Québec earlier than she travels to Detroit for Metropolis Partitions. Discover extra of her tasks that mix puppetry and public artwork on her web site.

 

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#Danaé Brissonnet
#mural
#public artwork
#puppets
#avenue artwork
#video

 

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