Labrosse’s work is based on images she captures while spending restorative time in the wilderness. She creates contradictory landscapes of bright colours and dark neutral tones. This polarizing effect of agitation and restrained acceptance is undoubtedly the result of her own interaction with the wilderness. Like many, she has an affectionate but tense relationship with it, often intimidated by its vastness, but strangely enough seeks refuge in it to fi nd tranquility.

Her imaginary landscape emerge from cinema and literature with themes of science fiction. She explores the idea of metempsychosis, distorting its meaning to consider a need to transform oneself into a component of nature, which results in shapes that are often anthropomorphic.

By referring to literature and popular culture in the very traditional context of landscape painting, she continues an important tradition of Canadian painting while giving it a contemporary dimension.

© 2019 by Manon Labrosse