Montrealer Elyse De Lafontaine started as a milliner, drawn to feathers from childhood. Bored of straw and felt, De Lafontaine wanted to explore other, less-used resources and began developing her own raw materials. Leaving hats behind to evolve into a textile artist, De Lafontaine sculpts and weaves primarily with hand-dyed horsehair and feathers. Her one goal is to impart emotion. No longer need she be tied down by the constraints of function, having found the freedom to focus on form.
Artist: Elyse De Lafontaine