Colette Jacques

Canada

Based in the northern community of Larder Lake, Colette Jacques creates installation and performance works for both gallery and outdoor settings. For the past several years, Colette Jacques’ artistic expression has focused on her aboriginal heritage, which is deeply anchored in Mother Earth and guided by the Great Spirit that is the spirit of sharing, encounters, and love. The artist’s Native roots are evident in her work, whether appearing on the streets of New York City as “Wolf Man” (Homme loup) or offering up a “Cry of the earth” (Cri de la terre) in Brazil. Her performances, with their obsessively recurring sounds and free flowing movements, are hypnotic and lead to a profound spiritual and artistic experience. 


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed