Claude Millette
Most of my work deals with captivity and movement.

The juxtaposition and opposition of the organic and the geometric, the encounter of the emotional and the rational-- these are avenues that guide my approach.

Some years ago I introduced dynamiting into my creative process. Elements built by assembling and welding and then buried under tons of gravel are subjected to explosive impact.

The tensions and energy thus initiated in the respatialized elements give the materials a new definition: steel and other metals generally chosen for their resistance and strength become vulnerable and constrained.

By its simple presence, the raw material speaks to the virtuality, or even transparency, created by the modular relationship of the elements, just as silences impart rhythm to music.

The natural or urban sites occupied by the sculpture or installation take on their dynamic meaning and invite physical contact in harmony with the viewer's sensitivity.