Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

Michel de Broin | Revolutions

2003

Aluminium

500 x 500 x 850cm

Public commission, city of Montreal, Parc Maisonneuve-Cartier, Montreal

This sculpture was inspired by the exterior winding staircases central to Montreal’s identity. By forming a knot, the staircase deconstructs the symbolism of vertical ascension with which it is usually associated. Here, the staircase enters an endless cycle of revolutions, in which whatever goes up must come down.