Le Potentiel / Potential

  • Public artwork installed in atrium of the Primary School Bout-de-l’Isle, Montreal

  • Public artwork installed in atrium of the Primary School Bout-de-l’Isle, Montreal

  • Public artwork installed in atrium of the Primary School Bout-de-l’Isle, Montreal

  • Public artwork installed in atrium of the Primary School Bout-de-l’Isle, Montreal

  • Public artwork installed in atrium of the Primary School Bout-de-l’Isle, Montreal

  • Public artwork installed in atrium of the Primary School Bout-de-l’Isle, Montreal

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This public artwork's primary audience is young people between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. The piece can be associated to the discovery and investigation of the world at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels. The chosen linear Spirograph motifs are suggestive of familiar elements of nature (flowers or snow flakes, for example), mathematical diagrams of physical or chemical particles like those of atoms, molecules, and energy, or as purely decorative forms. The general configuration of the collection of the suspended spheres is evocative of the solar system relating to interests for physics, astronomy and the sciences. The simple construction of the spheres themselves is suggestive of childhood activities such as snowflake cutouts or do-it-yourself mobiles, which gives a playful quality to the artwork. With the circulation of the air in the atrium some of the spheres are in slow and constant movement making the piece even more dynamic.