charline giffard


I got chills when I saw this installation, titled “La chambre de Marie” {Marie’s Bedroom}, by Canadian artist Charline Giffard. Her site is in French, but without even reading her artist statement I knew immediately that this work had to be about her grandmother… because everything in this room reminded me exactly of my grandmother, Blanche {who also lived in Quebec!}.  I miss her, and these lovely vignettes brought so many memories rushing back. I can almost smell her powdery perfume on those pink dresses.

comments (5)

  1. marianne /// 07.22.2015 /// 9:23am

    beautiful and touching!

  2. miel /// 07.22.2015 /// 9:50am

    The first time your blog made me cry

  3. JT Baldwin /// 07.22.2015 /// 10:30am

    This is a lovely post, as are your comments. It is always amazing when a completely unrelated piece can trigger a flood of memories and I am always thankful for that unexpected emotion. Thank you for sharing this. Our heirlooms and memories are so very important.

  4. Carole Grant /// 07.22.2015 /// 1:31pm

    Really beautiful! She worked with all her heart to do that. We can feel it. Bravo!

  5. bruna /// 07.23.2015 /// 10:39am