Jaillet, for the project entitled STILL, has chosen a section of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs near Coal Mine Point to draw and study in-depth. She plans to create a drawing of this particular section each day of her residency. She will also be hosting programs and inviting visitors to draw along with her.
STILL is intended to be a landscape surveillance project in which Sophie witnesses and tracks the continual changes, caused by erosion and rock falls, inherent to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
In STILL Jaillet will engage with the Joggins landscape slowly, through her senses, with pen and ink, and without the use of technology.
"There is definitely something absurd and humorous in the intention behind STILL,” Jaillet said. “My eyes and pen are my only instruments to document the cliffs every day, so the drawings are not consistent and not that accurate, and I am completely fine with that. I like to think of the project as a record of both human time and geological time."
Illustrated artist talk
On Sun, Aug. 13th at 2 p.m. Jaillet will present an illustrated artist talk which is free and open to the public. The date of an Open Studio with Sophie will be announced later on.
The Joggins Fossil Institute’s