A special commission by the City of Montréal.
A special commission by the City of Montréal. Promenade Fleuve-Montagne is a pedestrian path created by the city, and connects river and sky: the St. Lawrence River to the top of Mount Royal. This wayfinding installation, or sculpture, marks the start of the path and commemorates Montréal’s first French settlers who arrived by boat. Wedge designed the shape to evoke a boat’s basin. The simple, crisp, contemporary lines are a stark contrast to the surrounding European-influenced environment of Old Port, Montréal. Made of bronze, the sculpture is coated with a black patina to honour the base material. With this intentional treatment, the sculpture will aesthetically evolve over time as nature’s elements, like rain, sun, sleet and ice, have their way.