Revolutions by Michel de Broin

Revolutions by Michel de Broin

Regina Yunghans
Dec 4, 2008

You know those infamous curving stairs common to the entries of many Montreal residences? This public art installation is a nod to those, though these stairs are taken to the extreme, curving around so much they end up tied in a knot...

Created by Montreal native Michel de Broin, the work is entitled Revolutions. The sculpture, part of the municipal public art collection commissioned by the Ville de Montréal, was fabricated of aluminum for the Parc Maisonneuve-Cartier.

This work is inspired by the curved staircases which are so much a part of Montreal's identity. Here, the staircase twists into a knot, deconstructing the vertical symbolism normally attributed to stairs, and takes us through an infinite cycle of revolutions, where, from one transformation to the next, all that rises comes down again.

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