THIS IS ABOUT THREE WOMEN, THREE LONG-TIME FRIENDS WHO EACH HAD BRILLIANT CAREERS, BUT WHOSE LIVES DIDN’T ALWAYS FLOW SO SMOOTHLY.
Sylvie Dagenais, Andrée Bastien, and France Leblanc were each scarred by their children’s tragic destinies. Their response was to try to make some sense of their broken lives by uniting their common passion and helping the very foundations that had supported them. This is how Triad was born; the six-hand logo is affixed to the back of paintings sold to raise funds for Suicide Action Montréal, l’association Sclérose en plaques Laval, and the Canadian Cancer Society
The appearance of Une chance qu’on s’a, a collection of songs written by Jean-Pierre Ferland and illustrated by Triad, really put wind in their sails: the trio was ready to pursue their mission. They developed a create-to-measure service, painting large works of art for offices, businesses, and business areas.
The to-measure idea was to offer their talents to those who couldn’t produce their own artworks. So, the materials, the colours, and the subject are chosen based on the client’s ideas. Whether abstract or representational, the result is always moving and happy. In the end, these works make sense of the artists’ lives, are fulfilling for the buyers, and support the benefactors. Since the works are hung in high-traffic areas, you could say that everyone benefits.
Les femmes de 30 ans
T’es belle, 2009
Triad, six passionate hands
Une chance qu’on s’a, Les Éditions du Passage
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