Michele Bourdeau does not have a formal education in Art. She is trained as a scientist and has always been intrigued by sculpture and creating forms out of raw materials. She started working with terracotta which allows for rough textures. More recently she uses plasticine which can easily be reworked at will. Her sculpture is then generally cast into bonded bronze or bronze.
Michèle Bourdeau has always been fascinated by sculpture and the three-dimensional form and that limitless compositions can be created out of raw material. She likes the texture of clay and enjoys feeling a form take shape under her fingers. She gets inspired by a variety of sources and tends to prefer stylized, abstract figures and forms. Apart from representing the figure, the artist is much inspired by the wildness of nature and the un-tameness of the ocean in creating abstract forms or colorful paintings. Her art pieces do not result from careful planning. She tries to experiment with something new each time. The artist lets the idea evolve as she works along and likes to leave the creation speak for itself.