‘My Home: L’Aurore Boréale (Northern Lights)’, Gouache on paper, 2012
Artist: Gilles Dubé
Gilles was born in 1967 in St Lambert in the Abitibi region of Quebec. After growing up with his family, he came to L’Arche Amos in 1995 at the age of 28. A man of great sensitivity and strong faith, Gilles loves music, theatre and drawing. Since his early days at L’Arche, he has attended a weekly painting class. His colourful pieces are filled with light and life.
I’m the one who drew the house. With a paintbrush and paint, I’m the one who drew a tree, birds, flowers, a cloud, a sun and a rainbow. L’Aurore Boréale (Northern Lights) house is that one there. I have been living at L’Aurore Boréale for a long time. I love l’Aurore Boréale. It’s the home of my L’Arche Abitibi-Témiscamingue family.”
L’Arche Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Amos, Québec)