Nicole Fournier Art Gallery of "Performative Drawings"

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Title of series and drawings:

"Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawings"

"Performative Drawings" 

by Nicole Fournier

Nicole Fournier's innovative method, process and concept: 

"Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing" is the title of the series and drawings that are the outcome of the performance and concept I call "Harvest-Draw-Cook-Nourish" ("Récolter-dessiner-cuisiner-nourrir" in french) (begun in 2011), which is a performance and a concept in itself that results in "Performative Drawings". 

The medium of the "Performative Drawings" are freshly harvested backyard or neighborhood wild and cultivated plants that continue to live in and on the paper, staining or fading so far over the 3 years that they exist. Living plant matter or color stabilizes into stains of ink like and faded colors, lines and textures. The use of pencil or charcoal is sometimes used with plants that are known to fade and to trace the uniqueness, which is expressed from the plants chemistry and biology and over time from the reaction to air, oxygen and micro-organism, oxidizing or decomposing on the paper, which becomes visible as the colors change, stain or fade.

The concept behind the drawings and the performance involves the validation of our connection to Nature through harvesting, (picking ripe fresh plants) from Nature, to the transformation done in the home, studio, gallery or other venue. It is the validation of the microbiotic activity inside and outside, to taking living nutricious matter, in it’s naturally transforming state with bare hands, touching, applying the plants to the paper as a nutritious performative process.  It is a process of transformation that I conceptual liken to cooking, raw food cooking without heat, but through mechanical transformation as cooking, and eating a meal, but through absorption of nutrients through the action of drawing with nutritious plants. 

The image that result and becomes the "Performative Drawing" is the abstract organic expression that comes out of the circular motion I improvise, following the way the leaf, seed, flower, vegetable makes it marks, squishes, squirts, breaks apart in each unique way, between it’s energy and mine as I press and move the plant matter between my skin and the paper. 



Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  436a

Date (of harvest and creation): October 2013

Medium: ripe freshly harvested medicinal privet and buckthorn berries, edible red zinnia flowers and edible yellow marigold flowers on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 40" x 28"

Price: 1500$



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                                                                     photo documentation August 2014



Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  449


Date (of harvest and creation): September 2013

Medium: ripe freshly harvested medicinal privet and buckthorn berries make green, purple and blue, 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds,  yellow jerusalem artichoke flowers, graphite pencil on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$

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                                                                      photo documentation August 2014





Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  432

Date (of harvest and creation): July 22nd, 2012

Medium: freshly harvested edible monarda pink petals and green leaves, edible medicinal goldenrod leaves,  edible yellow wild lettuce flowers and green leavess, edible campanula purple flowers (make blue), graphite pencil on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$

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                                                                        photo documentation in August 2014






Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing 462

Date (of harvest and creation): May 12th, 2012

Medium: freshly harvested edible young maple leaves,  edible red tulipe petals, edible dandelion flowers, edible violet flowers, graphite pencil 
on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$

click here for enlarged view         photo documentation in August 2014






Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  488

Date (of harvest and creation): September  26th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, edible dandelion leavers on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$



                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  485

Date (of harvest and creation): September 23rd, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested edible 
nasturtium (cappucine) flowers,  medicinal motherwort leaves, jerusalem artichoke flowers, blue from edible violet campanula flowers on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014









Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  484

Date (of harvest and creation): September 21st, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, blue from edible violet campanula flowers, edible pink monarda, dandelion, on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014






Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  448

Date (of harvest and creation): September 8th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested edible 
monarda pink petals, medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, medicinal motherwort leaves, edible nasturtium flowers on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014





Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  435

Date (of harvest and creation):
September 2nd - 5th  2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, edible red monarda, purple loosestrife, edible purple campanula flower makes blue, yellow evening primrose, maple leaf, motherwort leaf, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  489

Date (of harvest and creation): September 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, edible campanula purple flowers make blue color, edible dandelion leaf on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$

                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  482

Date (of harvest and creation): September 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$

                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014






Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  480

Date (of harvest and creation): September 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014







Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  478

Date (of harvest and creation): September 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  429

Date (of harvest and creation): August 20th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  476

Date (of harvest and creation): August 18th & 22nd, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds. edible red and pink monarda petals, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  423  Questioning performance, dirt is clean

Date (of harvest and creation): August 15th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
edible red and pink monarda petals, edible campanula purple flowers make blue color, graphite pencil, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014





Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  474

Date (of harvest and creation): August 15th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
edible red and pink monarda petals, edible campanula purple flowers make blue color, graphite pencil, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014




Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  472

Date (of harvest and creation): August 13th & 14th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
edible red and pink monarda petals, edible campanula violet flowers make blue color, medicinal rudbeckia triloba (brown-eyed susan) flower petals and seeds, motherwort leaves, edible yellow and orange marigold petals, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 9" x 9"

Price: 400$

                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014





Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  422

Date (of harvest and creation): August 12th, 2011

Medium: freshly harvested edible 
monarda pink petals, medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, medicinal edible yellow marigold flower, yellow evening primrose flower, edible mint leaves, edible purple campanula flower make blue, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014





Title:  Edible Vegetation Transformation Drawing  434

Date (of harvest and creation): August  2011

Medium: freshly harvested 
medicinal rudbeckia triloba flower petals and seeds, edible red monarda, purple loosestrife, evening primrose, motherwort, willow charcoal on paper

Dimensions (hxw): 24" x 18"

Price: 800$


                                                                       photo documentation in August 2014











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