Quebec artist Claude Millette is known for his dynamic geometric-shaped outdoor sculptures. With Expansion, two elongated rectangular frames of corten steel sit somewhat askew one atop the other. Three curved 'blades' of steel crowns the piece and reaches towards the sky. Millette’s imaginative abstract work plays with the viewer’s perception of balance and imbalance. It appears as if the strong sculpture might fall. Over time, the steel naturally acquires an attractive rust-coloured patina.
“Though staunchly non-figurative, my productions are not strictly abstractions per se: from the moment the gesture expresses an emotion or a reflection, the work is imbued with feeling.” Claude Millette
Born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec Millette studied at the École de sculpture de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and apprenticed with sculptors Robert Poulin and Jordi Bonet. Millette's works have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions.