Objects is a series of sculptures that exist in parallel to Roch-Cuerrier’s practice. As part of her creative process, the artist has developed a sketchbook of ideas in object form, whereby prototypes are attempted and rejected with trial and error. These objects allow her to move through doubts, challenges and possibilities in thinking about how she can move her work forward. The artist sees them as short poems: they are the beginning of ideas, rough drafts for actions, scale models of thoughts. They are about modeling something fragile and fleeting: something that doesn’t exist [yet].

An attempt to print the World back together is a 3D print in which the artist embedded World Atlas pigments. It is an extension of her previous works National Geographic Atlas of the World and Colours for a World, from which she sanded a World Atlas and collected the pigments as a result of the process. For this work, the artist attempted using 3D printing to reassemble the atlas pigments into a three-dimensional object. She wanted to reprint the world into a tangible object: a World that fits in the palm of your hand.

Julie Roch-Cuerrier, An attempt to print the World back together, 2014, 3D print, World atlas pigments, 4 x 4 x 4 cm 

In Study for a Pencil, the artist was interested in taking a closer look at the pencil as an object and as a symbol for learning. She carved a series of pencils out of marble, bronze and wood, using materials and techniques historically linked to the fine arts that she had never used before.

Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Study for a pencil, 2014, marble, 15 x 24 x 3 cm ; wood, 19 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm ; bronze, 18 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm

Blue Marble is a small marble carved out of lapis-lazuli. It is an extension of Roch-Cuerrier’s body of work National Geographic Atlas of the World and was inspired by the namesake image taken by the Apollo 17 crew on its way to the moon. 

Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Blue Marble, 2018, lapis-lazuli, 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm