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Bronze 2020 Fine Art / Portrait

The Girl and The Potted Hand

  • Photographer
    Anne-Claire Vimal Du Monteil
  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art / Portrait

Sometimes the artist knows what she wants to express, sometimes she discovers it along the way. This picture is the first of a « fantasy tale like » series. It came to me through a vision: a little girl grows a hand in a pot, she lovingly and tenderly takes care of it. The plants on the wall around the girl are free and thinking creatures. The hand is one of the most expressive parts of the body. It takes, it gives and it has a great ability to express our thoughts and emotions. The potted hand and its relationship with the girl will grow in the series to come.

Once a Parisian, now a Montrealer, Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil, studied cinema, history of art and philosophy. She worked at the Orsay Museum and in L'Archipel, a Parisian movie theater dedicated to movie music before devoting herself to photography and photographic post-production. Her artistic projects are revolving around dreamlike, poetic or symbolic staging. Plastic experimentation is as well at the heart of her photographic work.