La caravane de la Reine des Gitans
(An installation in the elevator of Montreal’s Grover building for La virée des ateliers in celebration of Mother’s Day).
In each of us, there is a small corner of wanderlust. Whether it be the lure of unknown shores, the craving to live momentarily on the edge, or simply, the search for our destiny, there is a gypsy in the heart of every woman.
For this particular gypsy, her caravan represents a women’s dream to travel, escape, and find adventure and romance, mystery, and a small piece of the unknown.
Brief notes in respect to the gypsy people:
With all due respect, the Gypsies, a nomadic people, are now more properly known as Rom or Romani,. The name Gypsy is believed to originate as a corruption of "Egyptians" the supposed and mistaken origin of the Roma. The term "Tsigane” signifies the total of the nomadic European groups, notably the ones known for their musical abilities. They appeared out of the east about a thousand years ago.
(An installation in the elevator of Montreal’s Grover building, for La viree des ateliers in celebration of Mother’s Day).
a boudoir is a lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning "to be sulky".
Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or spending time with one's romantic partner.
A boudoir was a lady's evening sitting room, and was separate from her morning room, and her dressing room. As this multiplicity of rooms with overlapping functions suggests, boudoirs were generally only found in grand houses.