Persistence of Eden or forbidden fruit 2017

This photograph is part of the photographic series ‘Mythos’ which aims to be a symbolic approach to natural environments. Paradisiac symbolism on a snowy veil and its forbidden fruit carried near the heart. Its diaphanous appearance in subdued natural light gives it an unreal appearance. Its diffuse, drooping shapes recall the light veil of the fabrics and the shape at mid-height represents a fruit near the heart. In this sense, the photography ‘Persistence of Eden or forbidden fruit’ is a representation of the human unconscious repressed desires and the duality between heart and human mind and that, whatever the culture, religion or beliefs of the peoples.

Peasants 2019

This photograph is a tribute to the work of millions peoples around the world, who often work hard to gain a certain quality of life and to provide, for all of us, a food security.

Mutant 2017

We know that the animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life, the spiritual mankind will lose equivalent of oxygen. Mutant is intended to represent the barrier that often separates human and nature. It’s a hope of a profound change of our societies towards the freedom of the living world.

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Yvon Jolivet


Yvon Jolivet was born in Quebec (Canada). Very young, he is interested in art and especially in drawing. On the other hand, he studied science and worked for several years as a research professional in the field of applied climatology. He also teaches science sporadically at the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université du Québec de Rimouski. Now, Yvon Jolivet has devoted himself for several years to artistic photography. Since few years, Yvon Jolivet is a professional member of RAAV (Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec) and CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation). His approach tends to highlight the natural environment by the symbolism that emerges.

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