Danaé Brissonnet is an international artist from Canada with roots in Guadeloupe who specializes in public murals and illustration as well as sculptural practices such as mask making and puppetry. Scattered from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Martinique to Guadeloupe as well as in India and Spain, the artist invites the public to engage in her fantastical in situ work, by creating imagined worlds and offers deeper consideration into the power of symbolism, myth, and metaphor.
Brissonnet’s art enforces connections between her work, herself, and the public in which it engages. Most importantly, her process is about becoming involved in communities where she can display and recount people’s stories, their land, and their culture. Wherever Brissonnet is creating there is likely to be a workshop, where she can share her experience.
Her practice also involves finding locations where art is not easily accessible, creating a space for creativity and imagination in communities, Brissonet is also dedicated to working with children and encourages them to paint whatever materials they have. With a community based practice that allows her to travel to rural communities, she leaves a colourful trace and a hopeful impact for future generations, inspiring change, accessibility and exposure. Brissonnet’s work translates as an imprint of change and inspiration for places she feels need it the most.