Montreal based artist, Louise Lemieux Berube is greatly intrigued and influenced by other artists. From dancers and photographers to writers and film makers, she incorporates their works into her own pieces by acquiring permission to use their images to work with or by collaboratively creating images with performers and photographers and sometimes by playing their music in her installations. Louise was influenced and fascinated by other artists for quite some time before it became tangible as textile art, and later found her preferred medium in hand-woven jacquard weaving. She may have been particularly drawn to this medium since she was already interested in photography and digital art; both of which lend themselves to jacquard designing. Her first pieces were woven images depicting dancers, where she explored light and movement. She later did a piece, 'Dernier dejeuner sur l'herbe', which represents the works of over a dozen artists including herself. Her art addresses the coexistence of human experiences and explores the relationship between art and humans in everyday life. Louise confesses that she is 'majorly preoccupied' with the idea of 'the necessity for nature, men and women, structure and artistic endeavour to coexist harmoniously.' She brings this fascination to life in a series called 'co-existence' (above) whereby she, in each piece, almagamates the experiences of many people, as if to unify them, creating one codependent existence into the permanence of woven threads.