Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality


J.J. L’Heureux is a painter, photographer and naturalist. She made her first trip to Antarctica in 2000 where she collected digital images of ice and snow for a white-on-white color field series of “landscape” paintings. During this expedition, she became fascinated by the wildlife and pristine environment that she discovered there.  Penguins, all types of seals and the unique varieties of birdlife found in the Southern Ocean and its
environs became living models for her artwork. Since that initial trip, she has returned to Antarctica every season and continues to collect images for her extensive digital database.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, L’Heureux now lives and works from her studio in Venice, California.  As a Californian, she is concerned about the water issues that appear to be everywhere in the state.  As the climate on our earth changes, she sees the results of these small changes impacting water use in California. Economic, political and practical issues related to these water topics are part of her work.