Born in Montreal, Quebec, Heidi Taillefer began drawing at the age of 3, having been brought up in a family rich in creative talent. Always attracted to the bizarre and unusual, she was fascinated by strange animal specimens and haunting turn of the century side show oddities.
Originally depicting subjects as machines placed in natural settings, her work acted as a nostalgic embrace of the past, as seen through the lens of a culture racing forward at high speed, fitted with massive technological advancement. Her paintings attempt to both denounce and celebrate technology and the changes it could promise or threaten, as a projection of what we are becoming, with both the appeal of the familiar and the jolt of where we are headed.
Heidi Taillefer is one of 50 contemporary artists featured in Metamorphosis 2 (beinArt Publishing).