La Lune was conceived to explore the solitary within intimacy. For me, space, planets, and the phenomena within galaxies represent vast solitude and massive silence. My imagination considers space the perfect stage for exquisite loneliness. By placing the lovers’ heads inside the moon, I attempt to express the privacy of our bodies and hearts, as linked and integrated with the ultimate mystery of the galaxy surrounding us. And to talk a little about the infinite isolation of being human, even within the closest moments of union that we can achieve with each other.
Shary Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation, and performance. She represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015, she performed at the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada, created a commissioned sculpture for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and presented Universal Cobra with artist Shuvinai Ashoona at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally, and is currently on display in Ceramix: Ceramics and Art from Rodin to Schutte, at Cité de la céramique—Sèvres & Limoges, and la Maison Rouge, Paris. Shary Boyle lives in Toronto.