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Lorraine Fontaine

Delos, septième porte de la perfection et de l'immortalité, Convoi III

2006
Presentation of the artwork
The sculpture is situated in the south part of Parc Baldwin, near Rue Sherbrooke. Taking the form of a symbolic staircase, it establishes links among myth, nature, and culture. In this artwork, as a place of transition, the artist creates a paradox between life and death. The updated version of the myth questions the desire to attain perfection and immortality. Made of Corten steel, the artwork is taking on a rust-coloured patina, creating an aesthetic associated with nature.

The monolithic sculpture is the third work in a trilogy also composed of the installation Ô Narcisse, ma sœur… and La chambre d'Écho.
Associated events
The artwork was donated by the artist to the Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough in 2009. In 2011, it was permanently installed in Parc Baldwin.
Lorraine Fontaine
Lorraine Fontaine, a sculptor and photographer, lives and works in Montréal. She is known mainly for her installations, but she is also involved in designing landscape environments and public sites. She has produced a number of sculptures in France, the United States, and Canada. She has had many solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Her works are in public and private collections in Canada and abroad.
Detail
Variation of title
Delos
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
2006
Mode of acquisition:
Donation
Accession date
December 15 2010
Materials
Corten steel; steel
Manufacturer
  • Bernier, Michel / Atelier Michel Bernier
Delos, septième porte de la perfection et de l'immortalité, Convoi III
Borough
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Park
Parc Baldwin