In The Madonna Painter by Marc Michel Bouchard, a virus spreads through a small Québec town in the year 1918. Part of my process was to explore ways the virus could literally travel through the costumes. I mixed dyes in old yogurt containers and experimented with tinting all the different kinds of paper I could get my hands on, from xerox to velum, hanging them to dry across garbage bags on my apartment floor. After deciding on my textures I cut the papers into the silhouettes of costumes and built from there, dipping paint brushes into old coffee grounds, splashing on aquarelle. The final touch was crouching at my fire escape with a lighter and pair of tweezers to burn the edges of each one. It was awesome!