Maud’s art draws the attention on everyday life and reminds us to look up for a while and take in our surroundings. With great patience, or should we say with an artistic obstinacy, Maud becomes a goldsmith to sculpt shadows with her pencil lead. The result is a variety of blacks and whites, giving credit to all possible textures, and making the viewer feel the coldness of a window pane, the grain of a wooden table or the smooth and shiny surface of pipes. The bare scenes depicted encourage the viewer to stop for a moment of contemplation that is not quite devoid of humour nor poetry. A quality of silence emerges from these drawings. Immobility and the near absence of human beings freeze these fleeting scenes in a serene timelessness.