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I chose metal as a raw material because I was fascinated by its passage through different states, from solid to liquid when exposed to heat and then back to solid in heat’s absence.

​I chose jewellery precisely because of its small format. The object itself drew my interest: it could hide itself, be easily lost, become artefact or object of envy. The symbolic interpretation of a piece of jewellery, that silent witness to the passage of time, is full of meaning.

​Motivated by the desire to create instinctively, I fashion fragments of jewellery that serve as the inspiration for the creation of my pieces. Working this way, I can spontaneously construct a part of the piece of jewellery, which is later completed patiently and meticulously through addition. Sometimes guided by a theme, looking for a sign or a clue, I explore, establish and oppose the play of forms and volumes.

​Seeking to defy the characteristics of the metal by probing its contours, I try to reveal the material’s fragility. As I thus near the limits of balance, I simultaneously make the link with humankind.

For more than two decades, Lynn Légaré has been a jeweller and a professor of jewellery. In May 2012, this Montréal and Moncton graduate was selected to display her work at Aaron Faber Gallery in New York for the exhibition "Innovation-Craftmanship in Metal Jewellery, Artists of Québec", Lynn was also selected for two major exhibits by the Canadian Crafts Federation: "The Art of Crafts" during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and "Unity & diversity" at the "Cheongju International Craft Biennale" in South Korea in 2009. Since 2007, she has been participating at the SOFA Chicago and New York shows.

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