Marie-Claude Lacroix’s pictorial work is marked by a fascination with the construction and fragmentation of images, with the notion of exceeding the frame being a constant concern throughout her oeuvre. The desire to represent visually different dimensions of materiality in all their particularities results in a creative process in which different media are accumulated at various stages. The stages of the creative process are inseparable and interdependent, accumulating as layers of information and creating complex visual effects. This superimposing of references results in paintings characterized by a certain strangeness, evoking environments that are somewhat incongruous or unstable yet recalling familiar elements. Images of a given space take on a spectral quality, imbued with indistinct but persisting traces of humanity.