Amélie Desjardins is a natural-born globetrotter.
From her travels, she soon took the habit of bringing back photos and objects that embody the spirit of the place where they were collected.
Whether it’s about local countrysides or exotic and remote islands in the Pacific ocean, her continuous need for movement led her to encapture this need for nature in her artworks. The use of teak wood recycled from abandoned boats not only is a statement against modern ways of consumption, but also acts as a physical bond with a past history. Finally, the predominance of the water element in her work is often accompanied by bridges or tumbledown man-made structures such as pillars, thus creating a link between two different worlds; here and there, ordinary and exotic, past and present.