Today we’d like to introduce you to Pascale Lord.
Hi Pascale, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I was raised and educated in France (CAPES in Arts Plastiques), I came to the United States through work opportunities for my husband, a native of UK. First, we settled in Seattle, and then about 10 years ago we moved to Barrington (RI). On both coasts, I picked up side work, teaching French, but I realized that it was taking time and focus out of my primary passion and goal Art.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Moving from one continent to another is not an easy road, Art is even a harder one.
Even if our 2 continents share a past, it is still not easy to feel part of a community. You are still the stranger.
Fortunately, you are not the only one and you quickly realize that you tend to get closer to people who have been through the same path. Tradition and custom are similar but different. It’s even the same for the English language: truck = lorry / boot = trunk / Hoover = vacuum …
You have to create your own path to get recognized and that takes time.
For Art, it’s even longer. How many dead artists will see their rating increase in value?
Art is like writing a book in another language, and unfortunately, the majority of people have no or very poor knowledge of this language. The majority of people will tell you they like it or not, but it’s not what art is about. Of course, you have an esthetic side to it but not only. The subject, the questioning, the message behind it are the purpose of it.
My goal would be at one point to be able to live off my art and gain a certain recognition.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My work materializes a lived experience, a moment of life that becomes visible on the canvas, and which will allow the feelings to exist again.
These states of being, these awakening memories, these moments of life are metamorphosed, as you move through them and they become part of the collective memory where everyone recognizes themselves.
Playing with all the technical sources of representation allows me to talk about essential things such as the slow and ineluctable movement of time which passes and which is written somewhere in a word, a wrinkle, an image, memories, a feeling.
Memory fades, degrades, erases, resurfaces, tears, and stretches, like the canvas of my paintings.
My major subject is aging, how time is flying, and as a woman, I feel it’s more challenging for us to lose our youth. In my series “Out Of The Bleu” I’m trying to bring beauty to that skin changes, reflecting trace of time and hardship.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance yet to visit it. I already had the chance to visit some parts of your amazing country, and for sure you are on my list.
- Website: pascalelord.com
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