Celine G. Lapointe's sculptures give form to matter in ways that make emotions surge forth out of the work. Her work evolves on a continuum, from the expression contained in bodies, to the potent individuality and lyrism abstracted from nature itself.
The artist has a strong interested in the web that human being weave between themselves, interlaced with their natural and urban environment.
In stone, the expressive qualities of the work are often rendered by textural opposition. Tension appears, between granular aspect and the gentle wearing away of polished and soft surfaces. The grain treatment is reinforced by paying particular attention to the colour of each stone. At the outset, each piece has to be discovered, weather it be from the cold inert beauty of variegated or spotted marble to the warmth and transparency of onyx striated with shade of brown. The artist's larger pieces have been produced using Quebec stones. Limestone pieces from St-Marc-Des-Carrières, were followed by works in speckled and salmon granite and in marble.
Groups of personages seem to surge out of stone seeking mutual solace. Lost individual souls also immerge out of stone, seemingly adrift in an inner wasteland. Form here, captures but the essential.
Human gathering, the theme, is also evidenced through sculptural works in both bronze and aluminum : Groups appear. Symbolism occasionally tinges their representation through the fluidity of cast metals in an effort to accent the changing reality of the family cell. Stylized characters representing fatherhood and motherhood are essentially not portraits. Rather, they illustrate queries and reflect a search for adaptation to the family in its new configuration. Broken up, reconstructed, enlarged, the family nonetheless remains the determining environmental factor in the pursuit of human identify.
Other sculptural works show humans interacting with the natural environment. Trees, cliffs, faces, bodies, sometimes half-figurative, other times half-abstract all intermingle. These pieces give the human body the relief of a landscape to outline the symbioses which exists between humans and their environment. Metal also expresses a vision of the city, the place to meet synonymous with the multitudes, however, even to the point of aberration and breakdown. Ironically, We come back to our point of departure, the extreme loneliness of humans.