By Danaé Brissonnet
Year of completion: 2022
Danaé Brissonnet is an international artist from Quebec, Canada who specializes in public murals, illustration, mask making and puppetry. Her work can be seen across the globe, in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Colombia, Belgium, France, the USA, Morocco, as well as India, the Ivory Coast and Mali. Creating imagined worlds for the viewer, her work invites a deeper consideration of the power of symbolism, myth, and metaphor. Brissonnet’s art enforces connections between her work, herself, and the public. Most importantly, her process is about becoming involved in communities where she can tell stories of peoples, their land, and their culture. Wherever Brissonnet is creating, there is likely to be a workshop, where she can share her experience and engage with the community. She seeks locations where art is not accessible and cares about working with children to inspire them to paint their stories with whatever materials they have. Brissonnet’s professional work is what enables her to travel to these conflict zones and rural communities. Leaving a colourful mark, her art has a feeling of accessibility as she visually translates her story and that of others.