In contempory art, monumental sculpture has a strong visual impact on the urban environment. Some existent city structures seem to qualify as architecture and sculpture combine, like the mid-twentieth century highway innovation, the cloverleaf turnpike. In Montreal, an early example of this type of construction is the Turcot Interchange with its’ elevated roadbeds and multiple curved ramps and spurs.

illustrationIn a city studded with right angles and crystalline skyscrapers done up in every shade of dun - how good it must feel to dish out luscious pure colours on the sensuous curves of this derelict and needy roadway. I imagine these colours as being especially effective against the white - out background of a long winter - the ancient icon, polychromed.

Grant Mathieu, canadian artist
10 / 08 / 2006