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Exploring Imagination: Art by Stephanie Cormier

A sculpture made from discarded cardboard, plastic, and other materialsUntitled

Stephanie Cormier is a Toronto-based artist who works with various media, including found objects and unexpected construction materials, to create strange assemblages exploring imagination. The artist’s works take on an appearance that’s at once alien and vaguely familiar, like an object from a dream.

A wall-hanging installtion with textile elementsUntitled


The artist’s recent series Something From Nothing is made up of works that express imaginary objects. As Stephanie says in her artist’s statement on the series, these works take the idea of imaginary objects and explore “their possibility to manifest in the physical realm.” The artist’s takes on this concept combine bulbous, organic forms with a fascinatingly “plastic” texture, and objects that seem to sit waiting for someone to put them to work.

A screen capture of Stephanie Cormier's art portfolio websiteStephanie's art portfolio website


Throughout her portfolio, Stephanie tends toward a desaturated, almost pastel colour palette. The surfaces of objects, wall-hangings, and sculptures often feature bright patterns of geometric shapes and lines, lending to the sense of almost childlike wonder inherent in the creation of these imaginary forms.  

A traingular sculpture made from wood, textile, and other materialsUntitled

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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